The Downtown Penticton Business Improvement Association board has elected a new executive director.
Brent Turner fills the shoes of Lynn Allin, who departed this spring.
Turner is the previous owner of both Cocktails & Canapes and Joy Road Catering. He previously sat on the board of directors of the DPBIA, is a current member of the Entrepreneur Organization and sat on the COVID-19 task force for the City of Penticton.
“Brett is an ambitious self-starter that brings an enigmatic mix of entrepreneurial, culinary, and events-based experience to the DPBIA,” DPBIA president Trevor Guerard said.
“We’re optimistic that under his leadership, our BIA’s various strategic initiatives and family friendly community events will continue to promote the vitality, vibrancy, and popularity of our downtown core.”
Turner said he is “thrilled” to be stepping into the new role after a year on the board.
“I believe Penticton is in a transitional time and the years ahead will be both exciting and challenging from a growth point of view. As a land owner on Main Street, I understand first hand the value the Downtown Penticton BIA brings to our area, and I’m looking forward to bringing fresh new ideas to our approach on supporting the stakeholders we work for.”
The Downtown Penticton BIA is a registered not-for-profit society, governed by a volunteer board of directors who represent the interests of businesses who are members in the downtown area. It receives funding from the city via a tax levy.
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