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Business Improvement Area :: Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Business Improvement Area Board of Directors meets the second Wednesday of each month 
at 8:30 am in the BIA boardroom.

President - Paul Crysler


Paul Crysler is the owner and operator of Nature's Millworks. He is active with the Lake Huron Shoreline Tourism Partners, RTO7 and the Brockton & Area Family Health Team. Paul has served on a number of boards in our community and his experience will bring great insight to the newly formed board of directors.

Vice President - Chelsey Reich


Chelsey is a Real Estate Sales Representative at Coldwell Banker in Walkerton, as well as a server at both the Best Western Plus and 519 Table & Pour. She is an active member of the Walkerton Horticultural Society, a Walkerton Kinette, and a volunteer at the Walkerton Food Bank. Chelsey has lived in the Walkerton area for 20 years and is proud to call this beautiful town her home.

Executive - Michelle Mackey


Michelle Mackey of Marlin Travel moved to Walkerton three years ago and was impressed by the welcoming community. She is currently the President of the Walkerton & District Optimist Club, and has experience with other committees in the past. She looks forward to working with  Walkerton businesses, community groups and council to help enhance the area.

Director - Brian Currie


Brian Currie owner of Pellow Pharmasave is a well known member of the community. He has been involved with various groups including Walkerton Soccer, Walkerton Optimist, Walkerton & District Hospital Foundation and Run4Health. His business experience and support for the community make him a valuable addition to the board.

Director - April Hawkins


April Hawkins has been a succesful business owner of Kisses Lifeology in Walkerton. Since becoming a Walkerton business owner in 2000, April has purchased, renovated and invested into three downtown locations. She brings creative thinking, teamwork and a passion for business to the board.

Council Representative - Dan Gieruszak


Dan Gieruszak is the Deputy Mayor for Brockton Council and sits on the BIA Board as the Council's representative. Dan is active in various committees within the community.

Director - Sharon Johnson


Sharon Johnson is the co-owner of Johnson Woodworks, as well as an RN and team leader at SBGHC Walkerton. She is a life long resident of Walkerton that believes volunteer groups and committees have the power to improve our community by working together.

Director - Richard Popiez


Richard Popiez is the owner of A&R Music in Walkerton. He looks forward to working with the board and businesses to continue creating a vibrant and welcoming community.

Director - Anita Gathercole


Anita Gathercole is the Executive Director for Maple Court Retirement Residence in Walkerton. She brings a fresh perspective and lots of experience. Since moving to our community around a year ago, she has joined Rotary and also sits on the Community Living Board. We look forward to working with Anita and thank her for volunteering to dedicate her time to our organization!

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