Board Structure

Creating a vibrant and user-friendly downtown


The Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA) is downtown Guelph's Business Improvement Area (BIA).  BIAs are funded through a tax levy on property owners within a geographic boundary click here for BIA map.  The DGBA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.


The Board is composed of twelve voting directors who are elected on a four-year term following each municipal election. All BIA members are eligible to put their names forward for election. There are also three non-voting positions representing the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, the University of Guelph, and the City of Guelph. Copies of Board minutes are available by contacting the DGBA office.


Board of Directors

Executive Committee 

Chris Ahlers, Chair - Wyndham Art Supplies

Charles R. Davidson - Charles R. Davidson Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public

Greg Elliott - The Co-operators

Marie Furfaro - Meridian Credit Union


Voting Members

Alexandra Verge, ND - Kura Naturopathic Clinic & Registered Massage Therapy

Leanne Piper - City Councillor, Ward 5

Dan Gibson - City Councillor, Ward 1

Dave Kruse - Citizen

Doug Minnett - The Bookshelf

Mark Rodford - The Cornerstone 

Tom Lammer - Old Quebec Street Shoppes

Tony di Battista - Property Owner


Ex-Officio (Non-Voting Members)

Andrew Clark - President and CEO Aligned Insurance & Chamber of Commerce Representative

Chuck Cunningham - Director, Communications & Public Affairs, University of Guelph

Ian Panabaker - General Manager of Downtown Renewal, City of Guelph


To contact Board Members, please call the DGBA office at 519-836-6144.

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121 Wyndham Street North
Suite 201
• 519-400-7814

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