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Parksville group 'the envy' of others

A television production crew was in Parksville recently to shoot a commercial boosting the city’s downtown, paid for by the Parksville Downtown Business Association. Seated is PDBA chair Michelle Jones and standing with her hands on the chair in the background is PDBA executive director Pam Bottomley. - PETER McCULLY PHOTO
A television production crew was in Parksville recently to shoot a commercial boosting the city’s downtown, paid for by the Parksville Downtown Business Association. Seated is PDBA chair Michelle Jones and standing with her hands on the chair in the background is PDBA executive director Pam Bottomley.
— image credit: PETER McCULLY PHOTO

Six new directors will help guide the organization that promotes downtown Parksville.

Parksville Downtown Business Association president Michelle Jones called the organization "the envy" of groups triple their size and was excited to welcome new members.

"Parksville is a good place to do business and a nice place to live," said Jones, adding that people come from far and wide to stay in the area, making the PDBA an integral part of the city.

On Tuesday, the PDBA hosted their 2014 annual general meeting which saw more than 40 members come out to show support.

As no new nominations were called from the floor, vice-president Kevin Clayton declared Cheryl Gray, Melisa Beatty, Arthur Wong, Judy Evans, Carol Ormiston and Neil Watson new directors by acclamation.

They will join existing directors Jones, Clayton, Sandy Herle, Mark Chase, Heather Taylor and Craig Carmichael.

At the first meeting of the PDBA board hosted later this month there will be an election of officers and the positions of president, vice-president and secretary/treasurer will be filled.

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