410-9th Street
(Second Floor, City Hall)
Brandon, MB R7A 6A2



Board of Directors

Board Members

Steve McMillan, Chair
VP Planning Services, VBJ Developments Ltd.

John Zeke, Vice-Chair
Owner, Zeke’s Quality Jewellers

Michael Maendel, Secretary-Treasurer
President, Burns Maendel Consulting Engineers Ltd.

Patrick Sullivan, Director
Partner, Meighen Haddad LLP

Carly Gasparini, Director
General Manager, Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation

Ryan Shields, Director
Sales Representative, Royal LePage Martin-Liberty Realty

Kris Desjarlais, Director
Rosser Ward Councillor

Rick Chrest, Ex-Officio Member
Mayor, City of Brandon

Membership and Term of Office

In accordance with the Brandon Downtown Development Corporation’s Organizational By-law, the Board shall consist of one (1) Member of Council for the City of Brandon who shall be appointed annually, and six (6) citizens-at-large for a total of seven (7) voting Directors. The Mayor of the City of Brandon shall be considered an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board. Directors are appointed by City Council and shall serve a term of three (3) years. No Director, save and except the member of Council of the City of Brandon, shall serve more than two (2) consecutive full terms as a Director. The Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 11:45 a.m.

Board Responsibilities

  • governing the organization by establishing broad policies and objectives;
  • selecting, appointing, and supporting the Executive Director;
  • making decisions on program administration and funding applications;
  • ensuring the availability of adequate financial resources;
  • approving annual budgets;
  • accounting to the stakeholders for the organization’s performance;
  • utilizing personal and professional skills, relationships, and knowledge for the advancement of the Brandon Downtown Development Corporation and revitalization of downtown Brandon.

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Downtown Development Corporation?

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