Creating a vibrant and user-friendly downtown
The Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA) is downtown Guelph's Business Improvement Area (BIA). BIAs are funded through a tax levy on property owners within a geographic boundary click here for BIA map. The DGBA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
The Board is composed of twelve voting directors who are elected on a four-year term following each municipal election. All BIA members are eligible to put their names forward for election. There are also three non-voting positions representing the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, the University of Guelph, and the City of Guelph. Copies of Board minutes are available by contacting the DGBA office.
Board of Directors
Chris Ahlers, Chair - Wyndham Art Supplies
Charles R. Davidson - Charles R. Davidson Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public
Greg Elliott - The Co-operators
Marie Furfaro - Meridian Credit Union
Alexandra Verge, ND - Kura Naturopathic Clinic & Registered Massage Therapy
Leanne Piper - City Councillor, Ward 5
Dan Gibson - City Councillor, Ward 1
Dave Kruse - Citizen
Doug Minnett - The Bookshelf
Mark Rodford - The Cornerstone
Tom Lammer - Old Quebec Street Shoppes
Tony di Battista - Property Owner
Ex-Officio (Non-Voting Members)
Amy Kendall - Director Alumni Engagement, Conestoga College Institute of Technology
Chuck Cunningham - Director, Communications & Public Affairs, University of Guelph
Ian Panabaker - General Manager of Downtown Renewal, City of Guelph
To contact Board Members, please call the DGBA office at 519-836-6144.