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Downtown Barrie BIA โ€“ Thursday, February 23, 5pm

Updated: May 26

Voting in the new Executive, and approving the 2023 Budget.


Meeting Link:


๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ“‘ Term in Review

  • Presentation by Past Chair, Janet Kemp

๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ Executive Overview & Vote

  • Your new Executive is:

  • Heather Kennedy - Chair

  • Steve Ricalis - Vice Chair

  • Jaclyn Sterngiadis - Secretary / Treasurer

  • Congratulations to all!

๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘ฅ Committee Allocation

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ“Š 2023 BIA Budget

  • Presentation by Executive Director Craig Stevens

  • Review, Discuss & Approve

  • Proposed budget was $702,182

  • Motion by Gerrard / Ricalis to re-adjust and approve the 2023 BIA Budget to the 2022 BIA Budget of $684,387 [approved unanimously].

Additional Business

๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅถ Letter of support - Barrie Housing and Homelessness Justice Networks (BHHJN) - 24/7 Warming Centre

  • The BIA has sent a Letter of Support to BHHJN for their presentation to Council, supporting a 24/7 Winter Warming Centre

  • The Board agreed to continue to use the letter for any presentation to the County or other entity deemed necessary in efforts to support implementing a warming centre

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