New board members for downtown business association

Red Deer city council ratifies appointments

Red Deer Downtown Business Association will have four new board of directors in the new year.

New members include Diana Heinzlmeir with Joly Heinzlmeier Professional Accountant, Curtis Butler with Hudsons Canada’s Pub, Sean Draper with To the Lost/Forgotten Alley, and Reg Cooper with FlexxCore Technology Solutions.

They will join Tyler Hansen, Julie Oliver, Ryan Curtis, Omar Lockhat, Allie Grande and Danielle Harvey.

Coun. Buck Buchanan will be the new city council representative on the board.

The association held a vote to choose new members who will serve for three years on the 11-member board. City council appointed the new members on Monday.

“We’ve been really lucky again. We’ve got a cross-section of businesses,” said DBA executive director Amanda Gould about the new board members.

She said the current board just completed a strategic plan and the new board will take the plan to the next stage in 2017 to bolster economic development in the downtown.

The DBA is in the midst of its Christmas campaign the North Pole Stroll. Late Night Shopping happens on Thursday with many businesses staying open until 8 p.m. or later to give Red Deerians extra time for holiday shopping.

“Enjoy Christmas downtown. There’s just a different vibe down here. You’ve got to come down here to experience it,” Gould said.

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