Committees

Our Committees are lead by a member of our Board of Directors, formed from Downtown Kingston business owners and facilitated by Downtown Kingston! staff.

Executive Committee

Committee Members
Lynn Carlotto, Rogers K-Rock Centre/SMG Canada
Richard A. McNevin, Soloway Wright
Tim Pater, Black Dog Hospitality Group
Justine Scala, Minotaur
Ed Smith, Windmills Casual Fine Dining
Nick Waterfield, Chez Piggy/Pan Chancho

Downtown Kingston! staff
Doug Ritchie
Michèle Langlois

Marketing Task Force

The Marketing Task Force plans and budgets the programming for festivals and events all year long. This includes: Kingston Buskers Rendezvous, Limestone City Blues Festival, DK! ShopFest (sidewalk sale), Princess St. Promenades, Feb Fest, Nighttime Santa Parade, and additional one-time events. Composed of members who are able to commit to monthly meetings as well as those organized on an ad hoc basis.

Committee Members
Lynn Carlotto, Rogers K-Rock Centre/SMG Canada (CHAIR)
Tim Pater, Black Dog Hospitality Group
Kate Kristiansen, Hummingbird Studio
Ed Smith, Windmills Casual Fine Dining
Justin Chenier, Kingston Frontenacs
Ian Nicholls, The Toucan
Rob Wood, 8020 Info Inc.
Nathan Lollar, Jack Astor's

Downtown Kingston! staff
Michèle Langlois
Jan MacDonald

Downtown Development Committee

The Downtown Development Committee is dedicated to developing our downtown responsibly. This committee is responsible for all business recruitment, retention and expansion efforts. It is comprised of member businesses, representatives from the real estate community, the City of Kingston and Utilities Kingston. This committee is actively engaged in liaising with the real estate community as well as involved with regional economic development agencies. Committee members must be able to commit to one meeting a month plus meetings arranged on an as needed basis.

Committee Members
Ed Smith, Windmills Casual Fine Dining (CHAIR)
Jay Abramsky, Keystone Property Management
Scott Botting, Cushman & Wakefield Kingston
Christine Ray-Bratt, Chris James
Tim Pater, Black Dog Hospitality Group
Michael Robinson, Downtown Property Owner
Bryon Springer, The Spring Group
James Ward, Rogers & Trainor
Ken Wollin, Accountant
Carey Bidtnes, Kingston Economic Development

Downtown Kingston! staff
Doug Ritchie
Rob Tamblyn

Clean and Safe

The Clean and Safe Committee is dedicated to beautifying our downtown and keeping it safe. Included in this committee’s mandate is the downtown flower program, street decorations, banner program, downtown maintenance (including street sweeping, snow removal, power-washing, etc.), safe programming (including police volunteers, panhandling, graffiti removal etc.). Members of this committee commit to monthly meetings as well as on an as needed basis.

Committee Members
Nick Waterfield, Chez Piggy/Pan Chancho (CHAIR)
Sarah Groenewegen & Fil Wisniak, Kingston Police
Kearney McGrath, Oderin Kitchen Supplies
Rudi Mogl, Tara Natural Foods
Ed Smith, Windmills Casual Fine Dining
Justine Scala, Minotaur
Troy Stubinski, City of Kingston
Ken Wollin, Accountant

Downtown Kingston! staff
Doug Ritchie
Rob Tamblyn

Member Services Committee

The Member Services Committee is dedicated to everything to do with our membership. This committee organizes the Annual General Meeting and the Spring General Meeting as well as the Awards programs and member promotions such as the Downtown Map & Directory, Holiday/Night Hours and member communications. This committee meets every two months and as needed.

Committee Members
Maria Cronk, Fancy That/Roundstone (CHAIR)
Jay Abramsky, Keystone Property Management
Nick Waterfield, Chez Piggy/Pan Chancho
Tom Wilson, UPS Store
Al Cantley, Runner's Choice
Aba Mortley, Cher Mère Day Spa
Justine Scala, Minotaur
Erin Allen, Mio Gelato

Downtown Kingston! staff
Rob Tamblyn
Theresa Stewart

Retail Committee

The Retail Committee acts as an advisory committee to the Marketing Task Force and meets on a monthly basis to discuss retail promotions and events. This includes the annually produced Shopping Guide, retail promotions/events such as Princess St. Promenades, Shop After Dark, Blues Bucks, etc.

Committee Members
Justine Scala, Minotaur (CHAIR)
Cyndy Gibson, Agent 99/Blueprint
Maria Cronk, Fancy That/Roundstone
Christine Ray-Bratt, Chris James
Steve Wallace, Luce Hair Studio
Charlotte Snelgrove, FAB Hair
Cindy Shelley, K-Town Kups/General Brock's Commissary
Wilma Drake, Hip Kids
Jehna Duncan, SimplyWell

Downtown Kingston! staff
Michèle Langlois
Alex Amodeo