Bi-Weekly Update – September 1, 2020

Check Out the Latest Issue of SPANN

Our latest issue of SPANN is now live! If you live in the surrounding neighbourhoods of Stony Plain Road, you should be receiving a copy of SPANN in your mailboxes! If not, you can catch up on news in the area and much more at https://thespann.ca/


Call for Board Members! 

Stony Plain Road & Area Business Improvement Area (SPRBIA) is seeking new Board members for the 2021 year.

Stony Plain Road & Area BIA was established in 2005 and focuses on the beautification and marketing of the area. We work to develop and coordinate marketing, promotions, special events, street beautification, safety and security, and place making all through the lens of economic development. We serve as a united voice for businesses in Edmonton’s west end along the Stony Plain Road corridor. As a not-for-profit organization, the BIA is funded entirely by commercial property owners and businesses through a BIA tax levy.

The SPRBIA Board of Directors actively works to build a unique, diverse and resilient local economy along Stony Plain Road between 140 to 170 Street. In 2019, a new Executive Director was hired and the Board embarked upon a branding exercise to reflect our authentic and evolving business district. The Board is seeking individuals to be part of the economic development, community-building, and place-branding done on behalf of and for businesses in Edmonton’s west end. 

Business leaders with interest, experience, and skills in governance, planning, and urban development are encouraged to apply for the Board of Directors. This is a volunteer position and Board Members are not financially compensated. The Board meets ten times annually for about 20 hours a year for meetings and  preparation time. Board members serve a one year term with the possibility of renewal. Owning or working for a member organization with the SPRBIA catchment is required.

Please reach out to the SPRBIA at stonyplainbrz@gmail.com with your expression of interest to serve on the Board no later than 04 September 2020. 

The SPRBIA membership can elect up to 15 Directors for those who meet the expectations of the role and responsibilities. Board Members can be property owners, business tenants, or an authorized representative of an SPRBIA member. All candidates are required to meet with a member of the Executive Committee and the SPRBIA Executive Director as well as complete a nomination package to be eligible for election.

 

Questions: Contact our Executive Director, Todd Janes at 780-477-5169.


Do you Enjoy Photography? 

SPANN is creating opportunities for you to contribute to our Community newspaper! We are inviting residents and visitors to Stony Plain Road and Jasper Place to help make our publications more visual. 

We want to focus on the wonderful things within our community that are sometimes overlooked and to help build pride within our collective community. If you have an interest in photography and in telling positive stories of the Road, we encourage you to submit your photos to SPANN. 

Find out more here: https://thespann.ca/2020/08/spann-wants-to-see-your-photos/


Capital City Clean-Up Kits

If you are a business owner in the Stony Plain Road Area and you have noticed an influx of littered PPE around your establishment, please contact Todd at stonyplainbrz@gmail.com so we can get you a Capital City Clean-Up Kit courtesy of the City of Edmonton! Let’s help keep the area clean this Fall!


City of Edmonton Relaunch & Recover Update