About Us

The North Bay Downtown Improvement Area was created by By-Law No. 144 in 1977. The Mission Statement , To preserve and develop the heart of North Bay, was adopted by the DIA in 1995 and remains their primary objective. The Downtown Improvement Area works to achieve this goal and concentrates on tourism, business retention and expansion, and promotions. Festivals and special events are held at various times throughout the year in an effort to increase traffic levels, enhance the profile of the Downtown and strengthen investor confidence in the Downtown core.

Board of Directors 2019-2022

CHAIR:

Ms. Michelle Trudeau,​ Michelle's FrameMaker & Gallery 

VICE-CHAIR:

Ms. Katie Bevan, The Farm: Fashion, Art, Retail Market 

MEMBERS

Ms. Rae Brenne, Stix & Stones 
Mr. Nick Clement, Moose FM 
Ms. Lyn Frederick, The Queen Majesty 
Mr. Todd Gledhill, Waxman Records 
Mr. Polly Hatter, Deluxe Custom Tattoos 

Mr. Mike Anthony​, City Council Representative 
Mr. Dave Mendicino, City Council Representative 

Ms. Sara Gage, Treasurer 
Ms. Bev Hillier,  City Liaison 

Committees 

BEAUTIFICATION & SAFETY

Polly Hatter (Chair)
Katie Bevan (Co-Chair) 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & POLICY

Todd Gledhill (Chair)
Lyn Frederick (Co-Chair)

PROMOTIONS & MARKETING

Rae Brenne (Chair)
Nick Clement (Co-Chair)

The Committees are comprised of members from the DIA Board of Directors as well as members of our Downtown businesses.
Any Downtown business owner and/or employee can be apart of any committee. If you are a volunteer from the public and want to take part in any of the Downtown's committees, please contact the office on how to become involved!