For Members

The DownTown Association is made up of the Board of Directors and several committees.

Board of Directors

If you're interested in serving on the GPDTA Board of Directors, please contact the GPDTA.

Name Business Phone Email
aa BOARD CHAIR - see Mikki Lawrance Board Chair Click here
Chelsea Boers - Board Member / Member Affairs (Chair) / Pomeroy Lodging 780-814-5295
Dianne Laurin - Board Member / Beautification Committee Snapshot Studio and Photo (780) 532-5051
Harold Friesen - Finance / Strategic Directions Concetto Interior Design (780) 532-9050
Jackie Clayton, Councillor City Council Rep
Jason Sawatzky -Board Member/Strategic Directions (Chair Bama Furniture (780) 539-7715
Judy Cook - Board, Vice Chair / Beautification (Chair) Grande Prairie Animal Hospital 780-532-4638
Lisa Lauzon - Board Member / Promotions Walk Run & More 780-513-1136
Markus Oeser - Board Member / Strategic Directions Public Sector / Aquatera 780-830-7431
MIKKI LAWRANCE - Board Chair/ Promotion Committee Media Rep (780) 780-538-1909 Click here
Shane Mudryk - Board Member / Parking (Chair) Grande Prairie Place Enterprises (780) 539-4015

Member Affairs Committee

The Member Affairs Commitee's mandate is:

"To develop and recommend programs which enhance the exposure and image of the downtown to Downtown Association members and to develop programs which encourage the involvement of DownTown Association members in the association."

The Member Affairs Committee meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 8:30am. If you're interested in serving on this committe, please contact the GPDTA. If you have a concern, idea or issue that you'd like the committee to consider please contact one of these committee members:

Name Business Phone Email
Betty Sandford - Member Affairs Committee C.I.B.C. (780) 538-8300
Bobbi Jo Matheson - Member Affairs Committee Cree8iv Ink Body Studio
Chelsea Boers - Board Member / Member Affairs (Chair) / Pomeroy Lodging 780-814-5295
Darcy Barton - Member Affairs Committee Grande Prairie Coffee Co. 780-978-5134
Maureen Curry - Member Affairs Committee Grande Prairie Public Library 780-532-3580
Scott Lissoway - Member Affairs / Strategic Directions Discovery Financial 780 513-8323
Todd Smith-Salter - Member Affairs Centerdrive 780-539-4996

Beautification Committee

The Beautification Committee's mandate is:

"To develop, recommend and monitor physical improvements in public amenities in the downtown area, including but not limited to sidewalks, lighting and the location of transit stops and to develop programs and strategies to encourage the enhancement of private sector improvements in the downtown, to develop and recommend beautification projects that enhance the image of downtown."

The Beautification Committee meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 9:00am. If you're interested in serving on this committe, please contact the GPDTA. If you have a concern, idea or issue that you'd like the committee to consider please contact one of the members:

Name Business Phone Email
Dawn Marie Crouse - Beautification Committee Crouses Clleaners 780-532-7610
Dianne Laurin - Board Member / Beautification Committee Snapshot Studio and Photo (780) 532-5051
Heather Forbes - Beautification Committee Forbes and Friends Flair Boutique (780) 513-1933
Josy Burrough - Beautification Committee City of Grande Prairie Parks Dept. 780-830-5018
Judy Cook - Board, Vice Chair / Beautification (Chair) Grande Prairie Animal Hospital 780-532-4638
Shirley Hanson - Beautification Pure Home Design 780-513-4433

Promotions Committee

he Promotions Committee's mandate is:

"To attract people from Grande Prairie and the region to the downtown through events, attractions, promotions and cooperative marketing."

The Promotions Committee meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 8:30am. If you're interested in serving on this committe, please contact the GPDTA. If you have a concern, idea or issue that you'd like the committee to consider please contact one of the members:

Name Business Phone Email
aa BOARD CHAIR - see Mikki Lawrance Board Chair Click here
Andre Ouellette - Promotion Committee Curry's Jewellers 780-532-2160
Chelsea Boers - Board Member / Member Affairs (Chair) / Pomeroy Lodging 780-814-5295
Dayna Nelson - Promotion Committee (Chair) Dluxe Style for Real Women 780-882-8785
Jaimee Dobson - Promotion Committee Victoria's Attic 780-539-5165
Kurt Robinson - Promotion Committee Sportswear Plus / Alberta Trophy 780-538-2588
Lisa Lauzon - Board Member / Promotions Walk Run & More 780-513-1136
MIKKI LAWRANCE - Board Chair/ Promotion Committee Media Rep (780) 780-538-1909 Click here

Strategic Directions Committee

The Strategic Directions Committee's mandate is:

"To develop and recommend strategies to prevent, where possible, the movement of businesses out of the downtown area and to attract new businesses to the area and to identify trends and activities that affect the downtown in the long term and to recommend strategies and time lines to respond to them."

The Strategic Directions Committee meets on the third Monday of every month at noon. If you're interested in serving on this committe, please contact the GPDTA. If you have a concern, idea or issue that you'd like the committee to consider please contact one of the members:

Name Business Phone Email
Brian Glavin - Strategic Directions City of Grande Prairie (780) 538-0475
Harold Friesen - Finance / Strategic Directions Concetto Interior Design (780) 532-9050
Horacio Galanti - Strategic Directions City of Grande Prairie 780-538-0399
Jason Sawatzky -Board Member/Strategic Directions (Chair Bama Furniture (780) 539-7715
Lori Pollock - Strategic Directions Canadian Natural Resources 780-831-7475
Markus Oeser - Board Member / Strategic Directions Public Sector / Aquatera 780-830-7431
Scott Lissoway - Member Affairs / Strategic Directions Discovery Financial 780 513-8323
Shane Mudryk - Board Member / Parking (Chair) Grande Prairie Place Enterprises (780) 539-4015