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Ridgeway BIA - Board of Management

Ridgeway Business Improvement Area Board of Management


By-law No. 181-07 (Re-designate) By-law No. 182-07 (Re-establish and Re-appoint)
By-law No. 183-07 (BIA Operating Guidelines)


Municipal Act, 2001

Section 204

(1) A local municipality may designate an area as an improvement area and may establish a board of management,

(a)  to oversee the improvement, beautification and maintenance of municipally-owned land, buildings and structures in the area beyond that provided at the expense of the municipality generally; and

(b)  to promote the area as a business or shopping area. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and install a streetscape and downtown revitalization program 
  • Marketing, planning, research and development, promotions and special events
  • Business recruitment of new property owners and tenants
  • Streetscape improvements: beautification, street furniture, signage, lighting, banners, and seasonal decorating
  • Maintain an effective Business Watch Program
  • Increase community interest and pride in the district
  • Foster on-going cooperation among members
  • Cultivate lines of communication between BIA members, Town Council, and municipal staff
  • Increase cost savings to the members though improved integration of capital funding and promotional activities

Composition: 8 citizen appointees and 1 Member of Council


  1. Susan Atkinson
  2. Christine Davis (Trombley)
  3. William (Bill) Day
  4. Carol LaCivita
  5. Chuck Lord
  6. Anna Morlacchetti
  7. Jennifer Priestly
  8. Jennifer Wilkinson
  9. Councillor Joan Christensen

Meeting Schedule: Meet monthly

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