Southampton BIA elects new Board

On Tuesday, November 6th during the Annual General Meeting at the Walker House the Southampton BIA elected a New Board of Management for the 2018-2022 term.

The Board will be joined by a Southampton Ward Councillor appointed by the Municipality after council in sworn in December 3rd.

The New Southampton BIA Board of Management includes Bruce Martin of Martin’s Home Hardware, Carolyn Grainger Wilson of McIntee Real Estate, Chris Robinson of Lac Boutique, Dave Rudell of  The Southampton Olive Oil Company, Justin Niklaus of Offshore Bakery, and Paul Schendel of 173 High Street.

    Southampton BIA Board Elect 2018-2022, L to R: Dave Rudell,           Paul Schendel, Carolyn Grainger Wilson, Justin Niklaus, and                            Bruce Martin. Not Pictured: Chris Robinson
Prior to the election, attendees heard presentations from the BIA’s two working sub-committees Streetscape
and Promotions/Special Events with a summary of accomplishments over the past four years, as well as an
overview of the financials of the organization and words of thanks from Chair Melanie Myers.

As part of the evening, the Southampton BIA presented the outgoing Mayor of Saugeen Shores, Mayor Mike
Smith, with a framed copy of photographer John White’s winning photo, from the Scenes of Southampton
contest, for his 27 years of service to the community.

     L to R: Don Matheson, Sue Palethorpe, Don Hart, Melanie Myers, Mike Smith, Susan Dollar,                                                                        Mary Lou Hills, & Bruce Martin

Southampton BIA Board 2014-2018. L to R: Melanie Myers, Sue Palethorpe, Don Hart, Don Matheson, Susan Dollar, Mary Lou Hills, and Bruce Martin

A special thank you to the outgoing Board comprised of Melanie Myers of First Concrete, Mary Lou Hills of Hills Insurance, Susan Dollar of Dollar Law, Sue Palethorpe of The Southampton Meat Market, Bruce Martin of Martin’s Home Hardware, Don Hart of Foodland and Don Matheson, Council Representative for their service and dedication to the beautification and promotion of Southampton over the last four years.



The BIA would also like to thank the Walker House for catering, Hills Insurance for the floral arrangement and Foodland for the cake.