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Board of Directors

 

2013/2014 DVBA Board of Directors

Executive
Chair: Fran Hobbis (BC Ferries)
1st Vice Chair:  
Treasurer: Dan Sawchuk (Robbins Parking)
Past-Chair:  
Directors
 

Eveline Black (Capital Iron)
Nick Blasko (Atomique Productions)
Suzanne Bradbury (Fort Realty)
Deirdre Campbell  (Tartan Group)
Paul Da Costa (Aveda Institute)
Shane Deveraux (Habit Coffee)
Dave Ganong (Colliers International)
Kathy Hogan (UDI Victoria)
Kay Koot (Harbour Towers Hotel)
Grant Olson (Strathcona Hotel)

Councillor Marianne Alto (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.

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

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

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
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

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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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