Executive Director

Laura Burnham

We are very pleased to announce that effective June 1st, 2021, Laura Burnham has been appointed to the position of Executive Director at our newly formed Willowdale Business Improvement Area (BIA) (January 18, 2021, AGM).  Ms. Burnham comes to us with over ten years of experience in working with Municipal Boards in Toronto to achieve their strategic plans and goals in business and community development.

With over 1800 businesses within our boundaries, together with the Board of Directors, Laura and her future staff team will be key in carrying out initiatives and promoting economic development within the Willowdale BIA.
As a BIA Specialist, Laura brings many amazing skills to our BIA.  These include operations and project management, business support programming, event planning, volunteer recruitment and management, and liaising with City and other stakeholders to advocate for the best interests of our members.
Laura is looking forward to getting to know the membership in order to grow Willowdale BIA as an effective supporter of local economic development and to build branding, strategies and projects that position the Willowdale BIA as a vibrant destination to work, dine, shop, play and live.