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2024 Business Improvement Area (BIA) General Election for Hespeler Village

Nominations for the 2024 Hespeler Village BIA General Election are now open

and close Friday, January 5th, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. EST

 

Hespeler Village BIA Election Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2024

To nominate an individual:

  1. Confirm eligibility to submit a nomination

  2. Complete a Business Improvement Nomination Form and return it to the City of Cambridge by one of the following methods: 

  • Online - email clerks@cambridge.ca 

  • In person - visit Service Cambridge, on the first floor of Cambridge City Hall (50 Dickson St.).
    Note: City Hall is closed Friday, December 22, 2023 at 12 p.m. to Monday, January 2, 2024 at 8:30 a.m. 

More info on the General Election Process can be found here.

More info on the BIA General Regulations can be found here.

Who can be on the BIA Board of Management?

The Hespeler Village BIA Board of Management includes a City Councilor and elected members of businesses, tenants, and property owners within the BIA who are appointed by Council and therefore vote at the Annual General Meeting. Administration and strategic management of a BIA is the responsibility of the Board including overseeing the planning, budgeting, implementing and evaluation of BIA projects.

 

How do I get nominated to be on the Hespeler Village BIA Board?

The BIA must schedule and advertise the election process. Prior to the election, the BIA undertakes a nomination process for the Hespeler Village BIA Board, after which the voting process is conducted.

 

Who runs the vote? Is it a majority vote?

The current BIA runs the election process under the guidance of the City of Cambridge. Typically, the BIA advertises the upcoming election, including information about the nomination process and the available Board positions. All nominees for the Board are circulated with a ballot sheet, and the BIA members vote for their choices. The new Board is decided by majority votes. 

For example, if there are twelve (12) nominees for nine (9) positions, those who
receive the most votes are elected to be the Board.

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If you can't find what you are looking for or require more information please contact Darren Jolley, via email info@hespelervillagebia.ca.

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