Downtown Whitby Development Steering Committee




The Downtown Whitby Development Steering Committee (DWDSC) is responsible for providing recommendations to Council on several matters including but not limited to:

  • Providing input into a downtown development strategy;
  • Reviewing and monitoring the implementation of the Town's downtown development strategy including but not limited to:
    • Streetscape improvement;
    • Fa├žade upgrading;
    • Financial Incentives and Grants;
    • Parking and Traffic Circulation;
    • Infrastructure Improvement;
    • Heritage Initiatives;
    • Marketing Strategy;
    • Redevelopment Opportunities; and,
    • Programs and Events;
  • Preparing an annual report and presentation to Council;
  • Providing input to Whitby Official Plan Review, Downtown Secondary Plan, and Community Improvement Plan reviews;
  • Participating on working committees established by Council; and,
  • Facilitating communication between various Downtown stakeholders.

Committee Members

Membership: 1 Member of Council, 8 Citizen Appointments, 1 Heritage Whitby Advisory Representative, 1 Whitby Chamber of Commerce Representative, 1 Olde Whitby Neighbourhood Association Representative

  • Regional Councillor Chris Leahy  (Mayor's Designate)
  • Maria McDonnell (Staff Liaison)
  • Christy Chrus (Staff Liaison)
  • Yvonne Chornobay
  • Kimberly Copetti (Chair)
  • Matt Parish
  • Lara Perroni
  • Paul Rolland (Vice-Chair)
  • Paul Scott
  • Chris van der Vliet
  • Meg Morine (OWNA Representative)
  • Rhonda Jessup (Whitby Public Library Representative)
  • Karey Large (Downtown Whitby BIA Representative)
  • Rick McDonnell (HWAC Representative)
  • Brayden Siersma (Economic Development Representative)
  • Dhaval Pandya (Public Works Representative)
  • Natalie Prychitko (Chamber of Commerce Representative)

 Meeting Dates, Agendas and Minutes

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Annual Report

Strategic  Action Plan

 DWDSC Newsletters

Volunteer with Downtown Whitby Development Steering Committee

Please be advised that there are currently no vacancies on the Downtown Whitby Development Steering Committee. Should a vacancy become available, you may complete our volunteer application form at the time the vacancy is posted.