Marda Loop BIA Board of Directors 2023-2024

  • Mike Bruni, K.C., Bruni Law – President
  • Whitney Titheridge, Crabapple Clothing Co. – VP
  • Mike de Jonge, Marda Loop Brewing – Secretary
  • Nova Kane, ATB Financial – Treasurer
  • Doug Anderson, Ballistic Echo
  • Shelley Anderson, Anderson & Co. Hair
  • Stephanie Davis, 360 Brainbody
  • Jon Green, Leonard Development Group
  • Paul Morrisette, Fresh Kitchen

Board Membership confirmed at the AGM, November 2023

2023 AGM (past event)

The 2023 Annual General Meeting was on Monday, November 20, 2023.  See below for information including the minutes of the meeting.  Check back for information on the 2024 AGM, happening in fall 2024. Are you interested in joining the Board or a Committee or learning more?  Contact the Executive Director

Time and Place (past event):

Big Fish & Open Range Marda Loop – Upstairs

2018 33rd Avenue SW

Monday November 20, 2023 6:30 to 8 pm

Doors open at 6:15 pm. Food and refreshments available.

Free parking underground and in the rear of building

Material for the AGM, November 15 2021

  • 6:30 – 8 pm at Marda Loop Church, 1638 30th Avenue SW.  Parking on the street.
  • Enter by side door up the ramp off of 16th Street SW
  • Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test required.  Masking required.

Draft Agenda Items

Other docs:

Introducing the Marda Loop BIA – Oct 2020

Material for the AGM, November 16 2020


BIA Governance

Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) are non-profit business organizations that work to improve and promote a district. They are established by City Council in response to an initiative by businesses in a specific area. All businesses in that area are automatically members of the BIA. Click on the map below for a closer look at our boundaries.

There are 15 BIAs in Calgary. Marda Loop BIA was one of the first, established in 1984. There are thousands of BIAs and like organizations in North America and worldwide.

The BIA Levy is set by the Board of business members annually to pay for BIA operations and capital expenditures. The cost is divided among all the area businesses proportionate to an Assessment of each business made by the City’s tax department. Note that the bill goes to businesses directly, not to property owners. Factors that go into the Business Assessment include square footage, age and type of property. Here is a link to the City’s Business Valuation Methodology (PDF). Like property tax assessments, business assessments can be appealed. You can learn more about the BIA Tax and Assessments here.

In 2024 the Marda Loop BIA levy was $220,000, about 2.3% of assessment value, which is lower than our ten-year average of 2.468%. The levy “mill rate” is affected primarily by the size of the revenue ask, the number of businesses sharing the load, and the pace of openings and closings.  There are more businesses in the BIA this  year, and the levy amount did not change from 2023, so the rate went down.

Get in the Loop with our newsletter! Be first to know about events, special offers and more.