Abbotsford Downtown Business Association Announces New President, Executive Team, and Seven New Board Members at Annual General Meeting

Abbotsford, April 6th, 2017 – The Abbotsford Downtown Business Association (ADBA) elected new executives and members to the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association’s Board of Directors during the organization’s annual general meeting held in Abbotsford on March 30, 2017.

Members of the association elected Dave Algra to serve as President and Stefan Ferrario to serve as Vice-President. Lily Ellis and Randy Ferrario were elected to serve as secretary and treasurer, respectively. Accepting his role as President, Algra thanked past president of the ADBA Paul McLeod for his service.

“This is an exciting time for the ADBA and the downtown in general,” said Algra. “The recent funding announcement for the Jubilee Park revitalization and the growing population of Downtown Abbotsford are strong indicators of success for our historic downtown core.”

The ADBA thanks past board members Adam Wormald, Elisa Robertson, Tyler Duft, and Sophia Suderman for their service. Joining the board as new members are Lily Ellis of Spruce Collective and Randy Ferrario of Aprario Development Inc.

The fifteen board members represent over 300 business and property owners in the historic downtown region of Abbotsford. For a list of all current board members, visit the Board Members page on our website.

The slate of board members for 2016-2017 is listed below:

Executives: Dave Algra, President, Stefan Ferrario, Vice-President, Lily Ellis, Secretary, Randy Ferrario, Treasurer, Paul McLeod, Past President

Board of Directors: Dave Algra, Stefan Ferrario, Lily Ellis, Randy Ferrario, Paul McLeod, Gerry Palmer, Asger Hansen, Marilyn Paller, Steve Yap, Ronda Calder, Sam Sadana, Jordana Patterson, Barb Colnar, Larry Loewen, Bob Bos

The vision of the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association is for downtown Abbotsford to be recognized as a healthy, growing residential and business community while retaining the historical and cultural significance of the region.

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  1. Finally, we have new eyes looking at our HISTORICAL DOWNTOWN.Take the focus off of Montrose and spread the improvements throughout the entire C7 Zone.Faded and torn banners and cigarette butts are not what I would consider positive advertising for our area.As for our public access to the new library, we desperately need a public washroom during the business day for the people parking and shopping in the area of Jubilee Park. A controlled entry can be installed. I have been Downtown for 15 years, and have no idea who the businesses are downtown…..I have asked for a directory for years with no avail except for a few scattered lists of businesses that paid for their ads in a listing brochure…..
    We are a BIA group, how can we improve business if nobody knows we are here……????
    There are 23 Barber/Beauty salons Downtown, yet not ONE is listed on our website.
    All the Best, Ruby Walker