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.
Hillary grew up just outside the downtown of Peterborough and has dedicated her career to enhancing the livability 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 Vibrancy Manager.
Shivaan comes to the DBIA with a background in environmental science and eight years of experience working in community engagement across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Moving to Peterborough in 2008 to live downtown and attend Trent University, Shivaan loves the restaurant scene, access to farmers markets and community events that make our downtown
shine. As the Program & Engagement Coordinator at the DBIA Shivaan looks forward to building meaningful connections with businesses and patrons of the downtown to enhance opportunities and experiences for everyone.
Amanda is a visual storyteller and marketing specialist who has been working with the DBIA since 2021 in support of a number of projects and events. Having studied creative advertising and graphic design, Amanda’s background includes working locally with community organizations as well as small businesses to help them elevate their brands, and brings a diverse set of skills and creative approach to the organization. She is an ongoing member of multiple committees relating to downtown events and culture, such as First Friday Peterborough.