International Avenue Business Revitalization Zone

The purposes for which the BRZ was established are the following:
(1) improving, beautifying and maintaining property in the BRZ;
(2) developing, improving and maintaining public parking within or adjacent to the BRZ; and
(3) promoting the BRZ as a business or shopping area.
Maximum of 12 Members

The Board must consist of individuals who have been nominated by one or more taxpayers in the BRZ as defined in s. 1(e) of the Business Improvement Area Regulation, Alta. Reg. 93/2016.
2 year term; appointed by resolution of Council.

Council may appoint a member of the Board for a term that is less than 2 years.

When a vacancy occurs on the Board, the Board may appoint an individual to fill that office for the remainder of the former member's term. Such interim appointments shall not require the further approval of Council.
Term Expiry Month:
Day:  3rd Tuesday
Time:  5:30 p.m.
Location:  BRZ Boardroom
50% +1
Resource Staff:
Karim-McSwiney, Alison (403-248-7288)
Administrative Contact:
Alison Karim-McSwiney (Executive Director)
212, 4202 - 17 Avenue SE
Calgary AB T2A 0T2
Bus: 403-248-7288
Reports To:
Priorities & Finance Committee (PFC)
International Avenue BRZ

ChairVice ChairMemberRoleCurrent AppointmentExpiry Year
   Syn AmanuelDirector20192020
   Gita BoydDirector20172020
   Balraj Chhoker, LLBDirector20112021
   Iain ChynowethDirector20132020
   Maria Elena HooverDirector20202021
   Karla LinaresDirector20192020
   Fred LitwiniukDirector20142021
   Andrew MarriottDirector20162021
   Kulwinder RajewalDirector20202021
   Mike ShymkaDirector20042020
   John William-WadeDirector20112020

Authority  Description Decision
1. 1992 October 05, OE92-60 and Bylaw 41M92 To establish the Eastside 17 Business Revitalization Zone.
2. 1993 June 28, Bylaw 38M93 Amends Bylaw 41M92 - Name change of BRZ to "International Avenue BRZ".
3. 1994 December 09, Ministerial Order # L:438/94 in the matter of the Municipal Government Act Section 53 and Section 381 revisions to include The Business Revitalization Zone Regulation.
4. 2002 December 16, OE2002-65 and Bylaw 38M2002 Amends Bylaw 41M92 - Increases the boundaries of the zone.
5. 2003 September 08, AGS2003-43 Reduces Council membership from 1 member to 0 member.
6. 2003 October 20, Bylaw 41M2003 To amend various bylaws relating to committees. Housekeeping amendment regarding the number of BRZ's, and also amends the number of Directors on each Board.
7. 2004 March 01, C2004-06 Council will not provide additional financial support to those BRZs that had BRZ levy shortfalls in 2003.
8. 2004 June 21, CPS2004-45 Approve the 'Working Relationship Model' between the BRZs and The City of Calgary; and implement the preliminary 'Action Plan'.
9. 2005 January 24, CPS2005-02 Update report on the work and relationships with the Business Revitalization Zones groups; and approval of the 'Action Plan and Implementation Strategy'.
10. 2012 September 10, NM2012-38 Notice of Motion: Administration to provide an overview of the current state of municipal support for BRZ development in Calgary, research municipal best practices, and recommend options for consideration to better support existing BRZs, encourage innovation, and foster the creation of new BRZs.
11. 2014 January 13, PFC2013-0819 Direct Administration to complete Phase 2 of the BRZ review process and report back to Council through the Priorities and Finance Committee with a 2015-2018 BRZ business plan to support BRZ development.
12. 2014 November 03, PFC2014-0760 Business Revitalization Zones 2015-2018 Business Plan.
13. 2016 November 28, CPS2016-0826 and Bylaw 58M2016 To continue the 'International Avenue Business Revitalization Zone'; and to repeal Bylaw 41M92.