Mainstreet Bowness Business Improvement Area

The purposes for which the BIA was established are the following:
(a) improving, beautifying and maintaining property in the BIA;
(b) developing, improving and maintaining public parking within or adjacent to the BIA; and
(c) promoting the BIA as a business or shopping area.
3 to 8 Members

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

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:  9:30 AM
Location:  Servus Credit Union - Bowness RD
50% +1
Resource Staff:
Esler, Jacqui (403-869-9950)
Administrative Contact:
Jacqui Esler
#102, 305 - 4625 Varsity Drive NW
Calgary AB T3A 0Z9
Bus: 403-869-9950
Reports To:
Priorities & Finance Committee (PFC)
Mainstreet Bowness BIA

ChairVice ChairMemberRoleCurrent AppointmentExpiry Year
   Kurt ChristensenDirector20072020
   Connie EllisDirector20162020
   Patricia FaheyDirector20192020
   Karen HenryDirector20192020
   Dave LeungDirector20202020
   Paul SiposDirector20112020
   Ross SissonDirector20162020
   Tabatha WoodDirector20132020

Authority  Description Decision
1. 1995 July 24, OE95-47 and Bylaw 38M95 To establish The Bowness Business Revitalization Zone.
2. 2003 September 08, AGS2003-43 Reduces Council membership from 1 member to 0 member.
3. 2004 June 21, CPS2004-45 Approve the 'Working Relationship Model' between the BRZs and The City of Calgary; and implement the preliminary 'Action Plan'.
4. 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'.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 2014 November 03, PFC2014-0760 Business Revitalization Zones 2015-2018 Business Plan.
8. 2016 November 28, CPS2016-0826 and Bylaw 55M2016 To continue the 'Bowness Business Revitalization Zone' as the 'Mainstreet Bowness Business Improvement Area'; and to repeal Bylaw 38M95.