A new face will be leading the Downtown Penticton Association for the next two years.
Realtor Julius Bloomfield was voted president of the association by its newly minted board after the DPA’s annual general meeting held Jan. 26 at the Elks Lodge. He replaces Andre Martin, whose term expired.
“I’m excited for the next two years, that’s for sure,” he said.
Bloomfield has been on the DPA board for the last year, which he described as a “beneficial” experience. “I love being part of the downtown business community,” he said.
He confirmed that the DPA will play a key role in shaping Penticton in the years to come, as the city embarks on an ambitious redevelopment plan of the Main Street business district and adjoining waterfronts.
“I’m looking forward to working with the city for planning for the downtown revitalization. They’ve spoken to the DPA about that,” he said.
Bloomfield added that construction of a new Landmark Cinemas theatre and addressing vacant lots are key elements on the DPA’s agenda, as well as a few other projects
“We’ve got a couple of different projects that we’re looking at and working on that will be really beneficial to the downtown if they come to fruition. I can’t say more right now,” he said.
Bloomfield joins Campbell Watt on the executive, who will serve as vice-president. Agnes Stayanovich was voted secretary, and Nora Perry will serve as treasurer.