Boards and Commitees

Boards & Committees

In order to best serve all downtown businesses – and, of course, the Grande Prairie population – the DownTown Association is made up of one Board of Directors and several committees.

Board of Directors

Dedicated to unifying, marketing, promoting, lobbying and liaising on behalf of its members, the Grande Prairie Downtown Association is a volunteer leadership group that operates as a Business Revitalization Zone and is governed by a board of directors. If you’re interested in serving on the GPDTA Board of Directors, please contact us at director@gpdowntown.com.

NamePositionBusinessPhoneEmail
Grant BergBoard, Strategic Directions & Promotions Committee (Chair)Grant Berg Gallery587-259-6333
Cliff HeadonBoard MemberStringam LLP780-513-6883
Jason SawatzkyBoard Member, Strategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeBama Furniture780-831-8649
Doug MorrisBoard MemberMorris Financial Group780-532-4400
Gladys BlackmoreCity Council, Board MemberCity Council
Kristina MacNeilBoard Chair, Member Affairs & Beautification Committee (Chair)Pink Rain Hair Lounge780-532-5532
Don MurrayBoard, Member Affairs & Beautification CommitteeRichmond Dry Cleaners780-532-3232
John KriskaBoard MemberBetter Than Fred's780-532-4450
Marcus OeserBoard, Public Member
Chelsea O’NeillBoard Member, Strategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeMedia Rep780-538-1909
Rebecca DoddBoard Member, Strategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeCity of Grande Prairie

Staff

NamePositionBusinessPhoneEmail
Wendy BoschExecutive DirectorDowntown Association(780) 538-1909

Strategic Directions & Promotions Committee

Strategic Directions is concerned primarily with the movement of businesses to, from, and within the city centre, the Strategic Directions Committee focuses on attracting businesses to the heart of the city and encouraging current businesses to maintain their location. A direct partner with the City of Grande Prairie, this committee aims to be responsive to the needs of our businesses and our citizens and creating realistic timelines to address any trends and activities affecting the downtown area. From creating promotions and events to highlighting our main attractions and developing dynamic cooperative marketing practices, the Promotions Committee’s main objective is to encourage engagement in the downtown core.

NamePositionBusinessPhoneEmail
Grant BergBoard, Strategic Directions & Promotions Committee (Chair)Grant Berg Gallery587-259-6333
Vince RoyallStrategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeWonderland780-532-1963
Allison GustafsonStrategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeVictoria's Attic780-539-5165
Ken LoudenStrategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeGrande Prairie Regional Tourism Association780-876-4688
Jason SawatzkyBoard Member, Strategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeBama Furniture780-831-8649
Kristina MacNeilBoard Chair, Member Affairs & Beautification Committee (Chair)Pink Rain Hair Lounge780-532-5532
Chelsea O’NeillBoard Member, Strategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeMedia Rep780-538-1909
Jackie ClaytonStrategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeCity Council
Rebecca DoddBoard Member, Strategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeCity of Grande Prairie
Robert NicolayCity Representative, City ManagerCity of Grande Prairie
Andre OuelletteStrategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeCurry's Jewellers780-532-2160

Member Affairs & Beautification

Enhancing the exposure and image of the city centre to its members and encouraging the involvement of the DownTown Association members in the association are two key components of the Members Affairs Committee. This includes handling its social media, gift cards, and monthly newsletters for downtown businesses.

NamePositionBusinessPhoneEmail
Naveen AhujaMember Affairs & Beautification CommitteeRBC Royal Bank780-538-6500
Kase DeVriesMember Affairs & Beautification CommitteeCity of Grande Prairie - Parks Department
Kristina MacNeilBoard Chair, Member Affairs & Beautification Committee (Chair)Pink Rain Hair Lounge780-532-5532
Don MurrayBoard, Member Affairs & Beautification CommitteeRichmond Dry Cleaners780-532-3232
Charlene GallantMember Affairs & Beautification CommitteeEnforcement Services
Mike LefebvreMember Affairs & Beautification CommitteeEnforcement Services
Peter KingMember Affairs & Beautification CommitteeRCMP
Dianne LaurinMember Affairs & Beautification Committee Snapshot Studio and Photo780-532-5051
Dawn Marie CrouseMember Affairs & Beautification CommitteeCrouse's Cleaners780-532-7610
Shirley HansonMember Affairs & Beautification CommitteePure Home Design780-513-4433
Bobbi Jo MathesonMember Affairs & Beautification CommitteeCree8iv Ink Body Studio780-933-0387
Betty SandfordMember Affairs & Beautification CommitteeC.I.B.C.780-538-8300