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Downtown Barrie BIA Board Meeting – Thursday, January 26, 2023, 5pm

Updated: Jan 5

It's the inaugural meeting of the new BIA Board!

(Yes, we are encouraged to see that there is an Agenda made public in advance.)

👥👋 Introductions

🧑‍💼🧑‍💻 BIA Staff & Support Team

  • Craig Stevens - Executive Director

  • Stacey Zubczyk - Operations Manager

  • Sarah Jensen - Communications and Public Realm Coordinator

  • Glenn Coulson ( Coulson and Associates) - Fundraising

  • Tom Ambeau (Gel Agency) - Marketing & Creative

  • Robert Wilson -Gill (RWG Essentials) - BIA Maintenance Lead

  • Danny Houle - BIA Cleanliness Ambassador

👥👥 Board of Directors

  • Steve Ricalis - Donaleighs Irish Pub/Dunlop St Diner/North Country BBQ

  • Chris Gerrard - The Queens Hotels

  • Christina Mancuso -MacLaren Art Centre ( Nominee of The Wired Owl Coffee)

  • Jaclyn Stergiadis - Bohemia

  • Alison Oakes - Oh Beehive

  • Chantal Martin - Nook Yoga

  • Heather Kennedy - Shop Blueberry Moon

  • Craig Nixon - City of Barrie Ward 2

  • Janet Kemp - Janet Kemp Ladies Fashion (Past Chair)


  • Overview of the BIA

  • Ontario Business Improvement Area Association video "What is a BIA?"

  • Past Term in Review (Postponed)


  • Organizational Overview (Finance / HR / Governance)

  • Strategic Action Map

    • Strategy Session scheduled for Thursday, February 9, 2023 to review and discuss the BIA Strategic Action Map

  • Budget Overview

    • The Board will receive a more detailed version for February approval of the next budget – after the Strategy Session, Budget Session scheduled for Thursday, February 23

Board Forms: Code of Conduct / Confidentiality

Proposed On-Boarding BIA Board Meeting Schedule

  • BIA staff will meet with the Barrie Police Service on Monday, January 30 at 11am, directors are welcome to attend

  • Barrie Police are also willing to attend a future board meeting to give an update on their initiatives

Executive Overview & Vote / Committee Allocation:

  • Details: Committees to meet quarterly and report at next Board Meeting

  • this was deferred to the next meeting, to give members a chance to learn about the prospective positions



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