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 Member, Strategic Directions & Promotions Committee (Chair)Grant Berg Gallery587-259-6333
Cliff HeadonBoard MemberStringam LLP780-513-6883
Jeff ErbachBoard Member, Strategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeArt Gallery of Grande Prairie780-357-7489
Cris SeppolaBoard Membernine10780-539-1755
Chris ThiessenCouncillor, Board Member, Strategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeCity Council780-876-6465
Kristina MacneilBoard Member, Member Affairs & Beautification Committee (Chair)Pink Rain Hair Lounge780-532-5532
John KriskaBoard Member, Strategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeBetter Than Fred's780-532-4450
Chelsea O’NeillBoard Member (Chair), Strategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeMedia Rep780-538-1909
Markus OeserBoard Member, Strategic Directions & Promotions CommitteePublic Sector / Aquatera
Harold FriesenBoard Member (Finance), Strategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeConcetto Interior Design780-532-9050
Brian GlavinBoard Member, Strategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeCity of Grande Prairie780-538-0475

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 Member, Strategic Directions & Promotions Committee (Chair)Grant Berg Gallery587-259-6333
Kurt RobinsonStrategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeSportswear Plus780-538-2588
Vince RoyallStrategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeWonderland780-532-1963
Allison GustafsonStrategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeVictoria's Attic780-539-5165
Terry DowStrategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeGrande Prairie Regional Tourism Association780-539-7688
Jeff ErbachBoard Member, Strategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeArt Gallery of Grande Prairie780-357-7489
Chris ThiessenCouncillor, Board Member, Strategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeCity Council780-876-6465
John KriskaBoard Member, Strategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeBetter Than Fred's780-532-4450
Chelsea O’NeillBoard Member (Chair), Strategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeMedia Rep780-538-1909
Jackie ClaytonStrategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeCity Council
Jason SawatzkyStrategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeBama Furniture780-539-7715
Markus OeserBoard Member, Strategic Directions & Promotions CommitteePublic Sector / Aquatera
Harold FriesenBoard Member (Finance), Strategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeConcetto Interior Design780-532-9050
Brian GlavinBoard Member, Strategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeCity of Grande Prairie780-538-0475
Horacio GalantiCity Representative City of Grande Prairie780-538-0399
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
Kristine Van OtterlooMember Affairs & Beautification CommitteeCity of Grande Prairie780-830-5018
Kristina MacneilBoard Member, Member Affairs & Beautification Committee (Chair)Pink Rain Hair Lounge780-532-5532
Don MurrayMember Affairs & Beautification CommitteeRichmond Dry Cleaners780-532-3232
Chelsea O’NeillBoard Member (Chair), Strategic Directions & Promotions CommitteeMedia Rep780-538-1909
Dianne LaurinMember Affairs & Beautification Committee Snapshot Studio and Photo780-532-5051
Dawn Marie CrouseMember Affairs & Beautification CommitteeCrouse's Cleaners780-532-7610
Heather ForbesMember Affairs & Beautification CommitteeForbes and Friends Flair Boutique780-513-1933
Shirley HansonMember Affairs & Beautification CommitteePure Home Design780-513-4433
Amy NeedhamMember Affairs & Beautification CommitteeCity of Grande Prairie 780-538-0476
Bobbi Jo MathesonMember Affairs & Beautification CommitteeCree8iv Ink Body Studio780-933-0387
Betty SandfordMember Affairs & Beautification CommitteeC.I.B.C.780-538-8300