Terry was hired as the executive director of the DBIA in 2013. As a former City Councillor he comes with a wealth of knowledge in how a city operates. With a background as a legal assistant and a professional event organizer and entertainer, Terry brings a unique and diverse skill set to his role. Terry has served on over 40 boards and committees over the years and was elected to the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA ) board of directors in 2020. He is a three-time Community Betterment Award recipient and has led Peterborough’s BIA to multiple OBIAA Awards.
Dawn manages the DBIA’s Downtown Vibrancy Projects that aim to rejuvenate under-utilized spaces in our downtown through community participation and partnerships with local organizations, such as GreenUP. Dawn has a Masters in Pollination Biology from the University of Manitoba and a B.Sc. degree in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Aberdeen. She has several years of experience managing research projects, speaker series, art workshops, and Depave Paradise projects. She puts her experience with botany and art to use through the Downtown Vibrancy Project. Her passion lies in creating environmentally resilient and beautiful green spaces in challenging urban environments.
Hillary grew up just outside the downtown of Peterborough and has dedicated her career to enhancing the liveability and vibrancy of her hometown. Working primarily in the non-profit sector Hillary has managed a number of high-profile projects including Peterborough Pulse, 100in1Day, Bike-Friendly Business, and Win this Space. Hillary brings to the team a love for all things Peterborough and a unique community-based lens to the role of Communications Manager.