Downtown Chilliwack BIA executive director Kyle Williams promoting the buy local ‘Shopportunity’ program that launched mere days ago. (Screenshot)

Downtown Chilliwack BIA executive director Kyle Williams promoting the buy local ‘Shopportunity’ program that launched mere days ago. (Screenshot)

Downtown Chilliwack Business Improvement Association parts ways with Kyle Williams

BIA president Ruth Maccan said the association ‘will have a new look in 2021’

Change is coming to the Chilliwack Downtown Business Improvement Association with news that Kyle Williams will no longer be the executive director.

According to the latest BIA newsletter, the board of directors has “made the decision to part ways” with Williams after seven years. BIA president Ruth Maccan said Williams saw the association through some very difficult times, and it wasn’t an easy decision.

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“Kyle has always put the BIA ahead of his own self-interests, and his understanding of this change shows the respect he has for our association and the important role it plays in the continued revitalization of downtown,” Maccan said. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors.

“We have the opportunity to do some different things at the BIA, and we will have a new look in 2021.”

Williams’ last official day with the BIA will be Dec. 11, though he will be completing projects behind closed doors effective immediately.

“There’s been a lot of good stuff happening downtown, and I think it’s probably the right time for the BIA to make a change and look at things a little differently.” Williams said. “I’ve met a lot of great people while in this position, and I’m excited to watch the continued improvement of the area.”

The BIA office will be closed until further notice.


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