The Downtown Kelowna Association elected its 2015-2016 board of directors at the annual general meeting on June 3.
The DKA is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that the Downtown Business Improvement Area is a safe and desirable place to conduct business, live, work, play and enjoy through the cooperative efforts of its members and government.
This new board is an excellent mix of the various types of businesses that can be found Downtown. The board is:
President: Dustin Sargent – Streaming Café & Davara Enterprises Vice-president: Dan Allen – Doc Willoughby’s Public House Treasurer: Rob Collins – Grant Thornton LLP
Secretary: Yarden Gershony – Rush Ihas Hardwick LLP
Directors, in no particular order:
Luigi Coccaro – La Bussola Restaurant Perry Freeman – Colliers International Angie Bricker – Georgie Girl Vintage Brent Lobson – Imperial Parking Trevor Neill – Mosaic Books Jan Johnson – Tigerlily Fashions Renee Wasylyk – Troika Developments David Knapp – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Renata Mills* – Festivals Kelowna
Jim Meiklejohn* – Meiklejohn Architects Ex-Officio – Councillor Maxine Dehart, City of Kelowna *denotes new member
“It’s wonderful to see the continued growing interest in Downtown after we had 21 nominations come through,” said DKA executive director Peggy Athans.
“I’m looking forward to working with this board of directors as we all move forward with the Downtown Plan and the revitalization of Downtown Kelowna.”
The new board is effective immediately.