The St. Catharines Downtown Association team is made up of our staff and board members.
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(Communications Strategy relocated to Member Communications subsection)
Staff members carry out all activities of the Association as dictated by the board and its committees, comprised of BIA member volunteers. The association staff is comprised:
Rachel Braithwaite, Executive Director
Katherine (Kat) Dodge, Marketing & Communications Director
Lindsay Taylor, Director of Sustainability
Brian Gasbarini, Events & Outreach Coordinator
Anne Kalagian, Office & Admin Support
Sarah Letlow, Marketing & Communications Support
Our staff members are here to support and advocate for you and have a variety of responsibilities. The team hosts and organizes all meetings of the Association manages and administers financial affairs, addresses member concerns and complaints, communicates parking, traffic, streetscaping and by-law issues and ideas from the membership to the City and/or region, issues a monthly online newsletter, initiates personal contacts, and maintains the membership database, responds to requests for information from the local community as well as tourist-oriented agencies and individuals, and works with community stakeholders. Contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-685-8424.
Board of Management
The board runs concurrently with City Council and nominations and elections of board members are done at the same time as the municipal elections, unless a board member has resigned and there is a vacant spot to fill in the interim.
The current Board of Management for the 2022-2026 term:
Joshua Boycott; Ludology Boardgame Cafe, 52 St. Paul Street
Rev. Karen Orlandi; representing Tony’s Fish Market, 379 St. Paul Street
Vice Chair, Executive
Byron Dodd; The Watering Can Flower Market, 18 James Street
Katie MacCabe; Wandering Spirits, 31 James Street
Stephen Bedford; representing Fourteen Church Street Property Inc., 14 Church Street
David Cooperman; Cooperman Real Estate Inc, 8 Church Street
Joe Critelli; Critelli’s Fine Furniture, 129 King Street & Critelli Modern Furniture, 169 St. Paul Street
Orhan Kerim; Erroll’s Shoe & Luggage Repair, 60 St. Paul Street
Jennifer McKenna; Little Chief & Co., 163 St. Paul Street
Councillor Robin McPherson; City Council Representative
Amy Morrison; The Boot Shop, 46 James Street
Sharvin Keshavarznia; Full Circle Property Groups, 13 Queenston Street
If you would like to reach a member of our Board of Management, or for general questions and concerns, please contact the St. Catharines Downtown Association office at email@example.com or call 905-685-8424.
(Information about Meetings – Board of Management and Committee – has been relocated to Board Meetings and Committee Meetings)