BIA Staffing update

Dear BIA Members,

We're Hiring - Sponsorship Coordinator

It is with sadness that we announce that Kelly Black, Sponsorship Coordinator, has resigned her position from the BIA for personal reasons.  Kelly was a wonderful part of the BIA team and will be greatly missed.  We wish Kelly well in her future endeavours.

We are in the midst of replacing Kelly, and in the meantime will be sharing her duties in-house - we appreciate your patience as we take on these extra duties.

If you know of someone you think may be a good fit for the BIA team as our Sponsorship Coordinator, please refer them to Sharlene at  This is a part-time, contract position.  View the job posting here.

Co-op Students

As the school year draws to a close, Emma Wilson, with us from Oakville Trafalgar High School, will be wrapping up her time here with us.  Emma has been a wonderful addition to the office this winter-spring term and has enjoyed meeting you all when making deliveries etc.  Please join me in wishing Emma well in her future studies.

We are pleased to announce that we once again qualified for the Canada Summer Jobs grant, so will be welcoming a student to the BIA office again this summer, and are excited to have Jenny Knight, who was with us last summer, returning this year.  Jenny was a wonderful asset last summer and we know that, with that experience plus one more year of schooling under her belt, she will be an even stronger part of the team this year.  Jenny will be starting next week.  Please join me in welcoming back Jenny to the team.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,

Sharlene Plewman
Executive Director
Downtown Oakville Business Improvement Area
146 Lakeshore Road East (2nd Floor - West Office)
phone: 905-844-4520 (x.11)
fax: 905-844-1154