The Downtown Georgetown Business Improvement Area (DGBIA) has a few vacancies on its board. If you have a business or have a commercial property within the DGBIA boundaries, you are a member of the DGBIA and are eligible to apply to be a board member.
The DGBIA is a local board of Town of Halton Hills that supports the economic development of the Downtown Georgetown area with initiatives in policy and advocacy, streetscape enhancements, business promotion and activations and events all year round. The Downtown Georgetown BIA invites inclusivity and diversity, both within the businesses we serve and the management board. The DGBIA is funded annually by a special levy collected by the Town from commercial property owners and non-residential tenants within the BIA’s geographical boundaries.
Please click here to read DGBIA’s bylaws document that outlines the governance and operations protocol of Downtown Georgetown BIA.
Filling vacancies on the DGBIA Board
In our governing by-laws: “In the event of a vacancy occurring on the DGBIA Board of Management, the Board shall notify the Town as soon as any vacancy occurs. The Board will determine if a replacement is needed considering the number of remaining board members, the length of term, and expressed interested from members. If the board resolves to replace the Board member, the vacancy will be advertised through appropriate communication channel. Applications will be reviewed by the Executive Committee, confirmed by a resolution of the Board and appointment by Council, through the Clerk’s Office. A person qualified to be a member may hold office for the remainder of the term for which his or her predecessor was appointed."
Nominees for Downtown Georgetown BIA Board of Directors should meet the following criteria:
- A champion of Downtown Georgetown and driven by a desire to strengthen the neighbourhood
- Strategically focussed
- Good interpersonal skills
- Able to work collaboratively within a team environment
- Community focussed and dedicated to making decisions in the best interest of the membership
- Understands the importance of good governance and the role a board plays as an oversight body
- Possesses competencies in one or more of the following areas: business, finance, governance, law, municipal affairs, strategic marketing, HR, risk management, public relations or community building
- Previous board experience can add value and be helpful to Board functioning.
If you are interested in being considered for nomination on behalf of your property or business, please click here for the Nomination Form. The deadline for application submissions is Tuesday, May 30th, 5:00 P.M.