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#dtVANwa Makers & Shakers Presentations – Available Now

Thanks everyone for your patience today while we fumbled with the presentation. The general consensus was that our guests truly connected with the amazing stories of our makers, who we so appreciate being a part of the event.

We knew that there is some action happening down in #dtVANwa, but now we know there is some heart and guts too!

Check out the presentation below at your convenience. Thank you again for bringing your joy downtown!

Makers and Shakers Presentations – File is quite large, but is tremendous in so many ways!

Video Links:
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Vancouver’s Downtown Association Set to Hire New Executive Director

April 6, 2017

Media Contact:  VDA Board Treasurer Michelle Thor

Vancouver’s Downtown Association Set to Hire New Executive Director

The Vancouver’s Downtown Association (VDA) is hiring an Executive Director. This is a full-time, high profile position within the community and requires creativity, confidentiality, and professionalism.

The VDA Executive Director is responsible for the development, coordination, administration, documentation, and implementation of the Main Street program and thus should have at least three years leadership experience in business, event production, project management and/or marketing in a downtown organization or highly visible non-profit organization.

The ideal candidate should have a minimum of proven skills and experience in membership, sponsorship recruitment/retention, operations and project management; be adept in maintaining positive relationships and collaborations with businesses, downtown stakeholders, city departments, contractors, community partners, and other constituents; have a track record of producing successful promotions and events designed to generate revenue, foot traffic and act as an economic driver for the downtown area; experience working with a board of directors; and the administration and oversight of personnel and business management.  Successful candidates will also have organizational management experience, strong writing skills, excellent public speaking skills, and strong organizational, interpersonal, and media relation skills. A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.

For complete job description, please visit

Interested candidates should submit a current resume and a letter of interest to    Applications must be received by April 28, 2017 at which time the selection committee will review and a community panel will follow up with interviews.

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