The BIA Board consists of local business owners from within the BIA zone, along with two members of Council representing the wards within the BIA boundaries. It's board of directors work to provide a supportive environment and positive atmosphere for business owners, residents and visitors, making the community an ideal place for shopping, dining, and entertainment, as well as financial and professional services.

The 2022-2026 Term BIA Board consists of:

JJoanne Richteroanne Richter, Chair (The Second Wedge Brewing Co.)

A downtown Uxbridge resident since 2004, Joanne Richter and her husband Rob Garrard switched careers to open The Second Wedge Brewing Co. in 2015. Since then, they’ve fought the law (and won!) on dogs in breweries, innovated to keep afloat during the pandemic and then, just as a recovery was on the horizon, were walloped by a tornado. But thanks to a community that has lifted them up from Day 1, Joanne, Rob and the brewery have been able to look ahead to round 2, with a reopening for their building in June 2023. Joanne is a past director/co-founder of Springtide Music Festival and previously served on the BIA board from 2016 to 2018.


lee hawnLee Hawn, Director (The Lemonade Stand)

Lee Hawn is the owner of The Lemonade Stand located in downtown Uxbridge.  Her background is in Corporate Human Resources, and in 2016 she left the Corporate world to pursue her creative passions.  She enjoys creating an inspiring environment and experience for her clientele.  When she is not strategizing on how to move the business forward, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, listening to music and collecting cookbooks. 


Val LittleValerie Little, Director (Holistic Salt Therapy and Cave)

Valerie Little is the owner of Holistic Salt Therapy and Cave in downtown Uxbridge.  Her background is office administration and healthcare, having worked within the community for 13 years supporting individuals with mental health - an endeavour she loves to follow at any opportunity.
In her spare time she helps out with charity work, enjoys being out in nature, watching football and spending time with family and friends.



dana middletonDana Middleton, Director (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty)

Dana has been a licensed Mortgage Broker for 14 years, working in Uxbridge and the surrounding area. After acquiring her Real Estate License in 2020 Dana joined a successful local real estate team. Since then she's worked to gain as much knowledge and experience as possible, attaining multiple industry designations and recently attaining her Real Estate Broker License. 

Dana has a love for community that drives her to do better and be better. Always Be Learning...words she lives by. Whether it's structured learning, learning from your mistakes or learning from those around you with more knowledge than you have... Always Be Learning.

Lisa Ritchie, Lisa Ritchie CPA Professional Corporation

lisa ritchieLisa is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and the principal of an accounting firm in beautiful downtown Uxbridge.  She thrives on helping entrepreneurs prosper and navigate the joys and challenges of running a business. When not crunching numbers, Lisa enjoys reading, trail running, and some casual games of golf and hockey. 

Yiyuan Wang - Mani Tea Uxbridge
- photo and bio to come

zed pickering    Zed Pickering - Ward 3 Councillor


W PoppWillie Popp - Deputy Mayor, Ward 4 Councillor

Willie was elected to Council in 2018 and has demonstrated his commitment to the community with his representation on 11 Committees of Council including the BIA.  As Ward 4 Councillor, Willie represents the businesses on the south side of Brock Street from the west side of Main Street to Victoria Street, and south on Toronto Street. Willie has 25 years of gold standard customer service experience and his approach to the business of the BIA is through the eyes of business owners and their patrons.





T SnooksTodd Snooks - Ward 5 Councillor

Todd was first elected to council in 2018 and enjoyed being one of the council representatives on the BIA during his first term.  Re-elected in 2022 for a second term, Todd considers it a privilege to continue to serve as a Council Representative to the BIA Board.  Many BIA businesses fall within Ward 5 boundaries including those on the north side of Brock Street from the west side of Main Street to Victoria Street and those north of Brock Street within the downtown core and as far north as Technology Square on Main Street.  It has been an absolute pleasure to work with so many outstanding business owners, and to encourage residents to shop, dine, explore, and to keep their “Bux in the Ux”.  During this term of council 2022-2026 Todd is also determined and excited to see our Downtown Revitalization Project start into it’s implementation phase which is a cornerstone for our local businesses ongoing and future success. 

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