Background of the Downtown Squamish Business Improvement Association

The Downtown Squamish Business Improvement Association (DSBIA) has been in existence since 2006 when local Squamish businesses came together as a collective voice for downtown. Surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Sea to Sky, the catchment area of the DSBIA is located between Pemberton Avenue to the north and Westminster Street to the south, bookend between Loggers Lane and Second Ave to the east and west. The annual operating budget is $85,000 which is collected and received by the District of Squamish through a levy applied to the annual taxation of downtown property owners. Headed by an elected President and Board of Directors, the day to day operations of the DSBIA are run by the Executive Director who receives support and direction from the Board. The mandate of the DSBIA is to stimulate and promote the downtown neighbourhood as a vibrant hub of the community. We are a collective voice of the downtown businesses that works together promoting and supporting businesses while establishing Downtown Squamish as a unique destination attraction. Over the past few years we have achieved this through improvement and beautification projects, including a highly successful façade improvement program, the establishment of a downtown Legacy Park, Downtown Heritage Walking Tour, the annual Passport to Shop & Win/ Heart of the Holidays campaign as well as hosting Community Canada Day, the Squamish Santa Claus Parade, Squamish Farmers Market, Squamish Wind Festival, and Squamish Days Loggers all within our boundaries.

Join Us for a Meeting: The Downtown Squamish Business Improvement Association (DSBIA) is governed by an elected Board of Directors. We meet at 9:30 AM the third Wednesday of every month except August in Downtown Squamish. Please contact us to RSVP or to present to the Board.

The Downtown Squamish Board of Directors 2017-2018

Sabrina Gawley
President

Edward Archibald
Vice-President

Adrian Blachut
Secretary

Dave Sweeney
Treasurer

Nancy McCartney
Director

Gena Belanger Smith
Director

Elliot Moses
Director

Michele Ellis
Director

Eddie Carter
Director

Mike Young
Director

Scott McQuade
Director

Bianca Peters
Executive Director

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