If you are a property owner or business owner in UpTown Waterloo and are interested in joining any of our committees or our Board of Directors, please contact our Executive Director, Patti Brooks; 519 885-1921 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage our membership to become active participants in UpTown Waterloo BIA and have a say in how we maintain, develop and promote UpTown Waterloo as a safe, healthy and prosperous place to live, work and play.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is a local board of the Municipality for all purposes. Their responsibility is to oversee the improvement, beautification and maintenance of Municipally-owned land and to promote the area as a business or shopping area.
The Board of Directors is composed of one or more directors appointed directly by the Municipality and the remaining directors selected by a vote of the membership of the BIA and appointed by the Municipality.
Paul Puncher, Paul Puncher Men’s Wear
Toni Graci, 22 King Street South
Melissa Durrell, City Councillor
Al Keshvani, Loop Clothing
Kim MacCormack, Bank of Montreal
Catherine McCall, BMO Harris Private Banking
Scott Witmer, City Counsillor
Michele Baumgarten, Marketing & PR Consultant
Wendy Vasco, Sun Life Financial Canada
Lawrence Greaves, Oldfield, Greaves, D’Agostino, Billo and Novak
Kathy King, First Gulf Corp.
Nancy Fox, Investors Group
Mark Garner, City of Waterloo
Patti Brooks, Executive Director
The UpTown Waterloo BIA is supported by two main committees, the Beautification Committee and the Marketing Committee, designed to create value-added advice and direction to the operation and objectives of the organization. From these committees stem several project subcommittees.
Our goal is to draw people to a core that is not only a well-developed centre of commercial activity, but also a well planned, well maintained and physically attractive area and living spaces. Beautification projects have included planting trees, garbage receptacles, bicycle racks, street name signs, interlocking sidewalk bricks, hanging flower pots, banner program, spring tulips, Christmas de?cor, tree lights, attractive benches and decorative pole banners and electrical upgrades.
The Marketing Committee
Our mandate is to promote UpTown Waterloo as a vibrant and active shopping, dining, entertainment and service area that provides a wonderful mix of for all to enjoy. We pride ourselves on an outstanding festival and event list that finds something for everyone (please see our Festival and Events) . UpTown Waterloo Ice Dogs Festival, UpTown Waterloo Comedy Festival, UpTown Country, Sun Life Financial UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival and the list goes on …. This team needs creative and innovative people and we invite you to consider joining our team.