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Board of Directors


2015/2016 DVBA Board of Directors

Chair: Suzanne Bradbury (Fort Properties Ltd.)
1st Vice Chair: Kathy Hogan (UDI Victoria)
Treasurer: Dan Sawchuk (Robbins Parking)
Past-Chair: Fran Hobbis (BC Ferries)
Executive Director: Kerrilyn Milton

Eveline Black (Capital Iron)
Nick Blasko (Atomique Productions)
Indu Brar (Fairmont Empress Hotel)
Shane Devereaux (Habit Coffee)
Dave Ganong (Colliers International)
Teri Hustins (Oscar & Libby's Gift Store)
John McCannel (RBC Royal Bank of Canada)
Grant Olson (Strathcona Hotel)

Councillor Margaret Lucas (City of Victoria, Ex-officio)


The Board of Directors of the DVBA reserves the right to accept or reject nominations at its sole discretion and according to its judgment as to suitability based on the Constitution and By-Laws of the DVBA.


Downtown Victoria is welcoming, vibrant, and the preferred regional hub for business, culture, services, and amenities.

To be a proactive champion for Victoria’s downtown business community, promoting sustainable economic vitality through direct action and advocacy.

The Downtown Victoria Business Association will:

  • Be focused and strategic in deployment of resources
  • Be accountable, fiscally responsible, and transparent
  • Be responsive to the needs and expectations of stakeholders
  • Act with integrity



The Board of the DVBA is made up of twelve Directors, each elected on a two year term, and one appointed by the City of Victoria as an ex-officio member. Elections are staggered and take place annually at the DVBA Annual General Meeting. Directors must be representatives of downtown properties and/or businesses and must include at least one person from each of the following stakeholder groups:

  • Small independent retailers (premise less than 300 square metres)
  • Large retailers  (premise more than 300 square metres)
  • Hoteliers (2 representatives , one from a hotel west of the Legislature and one from a hotel located within the remainder of the Downtown Victoria Business Improvement Area)
  • Personal service providers
  • Business service providers
  • Restaurant/entertainment operators
  • Property owners
  • Property managers

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