Structure

Staff


Board of Management and Committees

The Downtown Rideau Board of Management consists of volunteers from the B.I.A. business community and area stakeholders representing a variety of properties, tenants and interests including the municipal ward Councillor for the B.I.A. area:

2019-2022 Board Term

  1. CHAIR: Brian O’Hoski — General Manager, CF Rideau Centre
  2. VICE-CHAIR: Sean Rutherford,
  3. PAST-CHAIR: Donna Holtom — Owner, Holtz Spa
  4. Patricia Aramouni — Owner, Fancy Sox, CF Rideau Centre
  5. Kevin Jackson — Owner, Giant Tiger George Street
  6. Deneen Perrin — Director Public Relations, Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel
  7. Nicole White — Owner, Riccioli Salon
  8. Mathieu Fleury — Municipal Councillor, Ward 12 (ex-officio)

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Finance & Governance Committee

  1. Brian O’Hoski, General Manager, CF Rideau Centre
  2. Donna Holtom, Owner, Holtz Spa
  3. Kevin Jackson, Owner, Giant Tiger George Street

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As a member and participant of numerous local groups, the Downtown Rideau B.I.A. works with other organizations to voice the concerns of business and the arts to our representatives at City Hall and other levels of government. Here are a few of these groups:

Community

  • Ottawa Tourism — Member — Executive Director sits as a Board Member and Interim Membership Committee Chair
  • Ottawa Festival Network — Member

Municipal

  • Ottawa Coalition of B.I.A.s — Executive Director sits as a Member

Provincial

  • Ontario B.I.A.s Association – Executive Director sits as a Member (Past Chair)

National

  • Downtowns Canada – national voice of B.I.A.s — Executive Director sits as a Member (Past Board Member)

International

  • IDA – International Downtowns Association – Executive Director sits as a Member (Past Board Member), Past Vice-Chair Canadian Issues Task Force, Past Chair Canadian Downtown Symposium and Member of the Membership Committee and was Chair of the 2014 IDA Annual Conference and Trade Show held in Ottawa.

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