New Barrie BIA members given council assent

Six new members given approval following internal by-election

Barrie City Hall has given the nod to a group of new members to the Barrie Business Improvement Association.

Council gave approval to a group of six newly-elected members at its Monday night meeting, following a BIA by-election. Bianiela Fuda, Rob Hamilton, Colin Hassey, Jason Ing, Paul Lynch, and Cait Patrick were all elected to the BIA board following a spate of resignations last year.

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In the Fall of last year, the BIA faced attrition and went through some shake-ups in order to refocus, following allegations of closed-door in-fighting that spilled into the public realm.