ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The St. Catharines Downtown Association conducts an Annual General Meeting (AGM) each February. The financial statements of the previous year along with the current fiscal budget are reviewed and voted on by the Association membership present at the AGM.
The members of the St. Catharines Downtown Association, the designated Business Improvement Area (BIA), consist of persons who are assessed on the last returned assessment roll with respect to rateable property in the area that is in a prescribed business property class and tenants of such property.
The 45th Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at The St. Catharines Club, 77 Ontario Street, St. Catharines.
Registration begins at 5:00pm. Meeting begins at 5:30pm. Refreshments will be served. RSVP by February 21, 2018, phone 905-685-8424 or email email@example.com
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
The St. Catharines Downtown Association is governed by a Board of Management elected by the membership for a four year term, concurrent with the City of St. Catharines Councillors term of office. The Board of Management controls the Association's activities and approves all policies.
The Board of Management meets a minimum of 10 times per year on a regular basis (monthly). Members of the public are welcome to attend. Please RSVP in advance to Tisha Polocko, Executive Director, phone 905-685-8424.
The meeting dates for 2018 are as follows:
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 12:00pm at Conference Room, 80 King Street
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 5:30pm (Annual General Meeting), St. Catharines Club, 77 Ontario Street.
Wednesday March 21, 2018 at 12:00pm at Conference Room, 80 King Street
Wednesday April 25, 2018 at 3:30pm at Conference Room, 80 King Street
Wednesday May 23, 2018 at 12:00pm at Conference Room, 80 King Street
Wednesday June 20, 2018 at 12:00pm at Conference Room, 80 King Street
Wednesday August 15, 2018 at 12:00pm at Conference Room, 80 King Street
Wednesday September 19, 2018 at 12:00pm at Conference Room, 80 King Street
Wednesday October 17, 2018 (date, time, location to be verified)
Wednesday November 21, 2018 (date, time, location to be verified)
Wednesday December 19, 2018 (date, time, location to be verified) (call of the Chair)
The Current Board of Management (2018):
Jennifer Anderson, Chair Niagara Wine Festival
John Blanchard Wilson Blanchard Management Inc.
David Cooperman Cooperman Real Estate
Joe Critelli Critelli’s Fine Furniture
Brian Gasbarini Rise Above
Sarah Jarvis Craft Arts Market
Patrick Little Heelis Little & Almas
Michael Mazzolino Mazzolino Real Estate
Mathew Siscoe St. Patrick’s Ward Councillor, City of St. Catharines
Maria Sleight Verity
Joseph Viola, Treasurer Viola Salter Group
Scott Wark, Vice-Chair Scotiabank
Promotions & Marketing Committee
Committee provides input about promotion and marketing of downtown in general and reviews the promotion of events and other marketing initiatives.
Next meeting Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 9:00am at Conference Room, 80 King Street
Committee reviews downtown safety initiatives such as the Police Foot Patrol Program and plans ways to engage and assist the disadvantaged in our community.
Next meeting Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 3:00pm at Conference Room, 80 King Street
New Entrepreneur/Business Committee
Committee offers guidance to new and emerging businesses by working with the St. Catharines Enterprise Centre and other resources.
Next meeting Thursday June 21, 2018 at 10:00am at Conference Room, 80 King Street
To get involved and actively participate in decision making about your Downtown, please contact Tisha Polocko, Executive Director of the St. Catharines Downtown Association at 905-685-8424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings and Committees