Board of Directors

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Carlo Billinger

President

Carlo came to Mission in 1956 and has made it his life and work centre ever since.

He names two of his greatest accomplishments as raising his family in Mission and being an integral part of historic downtown Mission. And, even though he moved his residence to south of the Fraser River, he still refers to Mission as home. Carlo’s other contributions to community and demonstrations of leadership include 10 years on the former Mission Hospital Board, where he was instrumental in the smooth transition to Fraser Health Authority; participating in the formation and building of Mission’s Economic Development Committee, with a goal of making Mission a destination; and lending his voice and expertise to the growth and decision making in the downtown area through the Mission Downtown Business Association (DBA). Recently Carlo has taken on a new, very important position; he’s a grandfather and enjoying every minute of it.

 

Carlo Billinger - Owner

Rex Cox Menswear

604.826.2721

cbjclothing@hotmail.com

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Jonathan Fowler

Vice President

Jonathan Fowler graduated from the University of Victoria Faculty of Law in 2008. He practiced briefly in British Columbia prior to returning to his home Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.  In the summer of 2015 Jonathan returned with his family to British Columbia to set up his practice in the City of Mission and has enjoyed a warm welcome to this friendly and growing city. Jonathan is a member of the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce and is the Vice President of the Downtown Business Association of Mission, of which he has been elected since 2016.  In 2017 Jonathan became the owner of the Mission City Business Center, with the aim of assisting local small business owners start-up and maintain a presence in downtown Mission.

Jonathan Fowler - Owner

Jonathan Fowler Law Corporation / Mission City Business Centre

604.302.8381

jfowler@jfowlerlawcorp.ca

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Mady Pechler

Treasurer

Mady is a fabulous director.

Mady Pechler - Owner

Trendy or What Knot

604.287.5668

info@trendyorwhatknot.ca

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Bethan Lane

Secretary

Beth is a fabulous director.

Bethan Lane - Owner

English Tarts

604.289.2253

englishtarts@ymail.com

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Satti Grewal

Director

Satti is a Licenced Refracting Optician and working in the industry since 1998.  He is very active in our community and involved with the Downtown Business Association for 16 years.  Satti is on the board for Mission Community Services, Community Futures and was on the Chamber of Commerce board for several years.  He takes pride in offering excellent service with knowledgeable advice.

Satti Grewal - Owner

Swing Optical

604.820.1112

swingoptical@gmail.com

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Bob Mackovic

Director

Bob is a fabulous director.

Bob Mackovic - Owner

The Gold Bin

604.826.7336

gold.bin@hotmail.com

Manny Deol

Director

Born and raised in Mission, Manny has been a professional Real Estate Agent and Residential Builder since 2010. As a local resident and realtor, he is passionate about the entrepreneurial spirit, small businesses, and the growth and development of Mission which has translated into his time volunteering for many programs including being a Director of Community Futures. He has been on our Board of Directors since 2013 and is our past Chair.  Manny also dedicates his time as a director at the Mission Chamber of Commerce and sits on their Government Relations Committee as well as being Government Relations Liaison for the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. Manny is a father of 2 young children and has been married since 2015. When he has free time, he loves to spend it with family and his hobbies include a good book or going to the gym.

 

Manny Deol - Owner / Realtor

Realtor Royal Le Page
604.832.6494
manny@mannydeol.ca

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Sean Barry

Director

Sean is a fabulous director.

Sean Barry - Owner

The Candy Shack

604.410.1600

candyshackmission@shaw.ca

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Steve Yap

Director

Steve is a fabulous director.

Steve Yap - Owner

Belle's Sports (The Hub)

604.826-8050

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Allan Hergsheimer

Director

Allan is a fabulous director.

Allan Hergsheimer - Owner

The Happy Homesteader

604.814.2800

info@thehappyhomesteader.ca

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Carol Hamilton

District of Mission Liasion (Non Voting)

Carol is the District of Mission representative. She has called Mission home since 1975. She enjoyed a successful career in banking working 20 years for TD Canada Trust and 13 years with Envision Financial. Carol retired at the end of 2013. She has two adult children; her daughter and family live in Kelowna and her son lives in Mission. Carol has served as an elected School Trustee for Mission Public Schools for 9 years. As well, she is a Rotarian, a member of our Distribution Committee and our Development Committee, and she sits on the Board of Fraser House. Carol was inducted into Mission’s Sports Hall of Fame for her volunteer work with The BC Winter Games. In her spare time, she enjoys playing golf and hopes to improve her game.

Carol Hamilton - District of Mission Councillor

604-864-5877

chamilton@mission.ca

Jag Gill

District of Mission Liasion (Non Voting)

Jag Gill - District of Mission Councillor

604-832-9488

jgill@mission.ca

JoAnn Chadwick

Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce Liasion (Non Voting)

Jo-Anne has 20 years of banking experience and 10 years as co-owner and operations manager at Fraser River Safari tours. She brings a diverse set of skills to the Chamber which includes, customer service, administration, staff supervision, organizational management and marketing and promotion.

Jo-Anne has a deep commitment to the environment, community, and tourism and has volunteered in several different organizations over the years such as the Mission Chamber Board of Directors, Tourism Committee and the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival.

Jo-Anne is excited to be joining the Chamber Team and to continue to showcase and promote both businesses in Mission as well as the incredible natural, cultural and historic assets here.

JoAnn Chadwick - Executive Director of the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce

execdir@missionchamber.bc.ca

Gwen Atkinson

Community Futures / North Fraser Liasion (Non Voting)

Gwen’s background with a local credit union gave her the inspiration to want to help small businesses from the beginning of their journey. She has a passion for Marketing and helping businesses spread the word of their successes. As the Executive Director of Community Futures, she is excited to help small businesses in her community from start to end.  Gwen has lived in Mission most of her life and loves the town and all it has to offer, has always enjoyed being involved in the community, from fundraising for local charities to being an active Executive Board member with the Mission Skating Club. 

 

Gwen Atkinson - Executive Director of Community Futures Development Corporation of North Fraser
gatkinson@northfraser.org

Mission Downtown Business Association

7311 James Street

Mission, BC

V2V 3V5

604-826-7311

info@downtownmission.ca

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