The Office of the City Clerk assists with recruitment for some of the following local boards, while others conduct their own recruitment process. The City's Advisory Committees and Boards are required to follow Procedure By-law 23-035.

Business Improvement Area (BIA) Boards 

The City of Cambridge has three Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) located within the three Core Areas of Cambridge. A BIA is a Council-approved area made up of a community of businesses, as defined by each BIA's bylaw. 

Through an elected Board of Mangers, BIAs develop and carry out programs to improve, beautify, and market their area. They promote the businesses within the community and bring in customers. BIA programs may include:

  • physical improvements to the area
  • events
  • markets and festivals
  • promotional activities
  • decor and enhancements 
  • advisory and advocacy subcommittees 
  • member communications

BIAs ensure that their area is well known by the public as an attractive, pleasant place to shop, to be entertained and to work and live. 

View the BIA Handbook for more information 

Staff Liaison: Laura Pearce, Senior Economic Development Officer 

Downtown Cambridge BIA

The Downtown Cambridge BIA is made up of 230 businesses; this is the largest BIA in Cambridge. Members include retail, commercial, service and office space users in the area. The Downtown Cambridge BIA provides information about real estate availability, retail promotion, membership activities and services. 

View a map of the Galt area

For more information, contact Executive Director of the Galt on the Grand - Downtown Cambridge BIA, Brian Kennedy 

Downtown Cambridge BIA
P. O. Box 1723, Station Galt
55 Ainslie Street North
Cambridge, ON N1R 7G8

Phone: (519) 622-3510

Hespeler Village BIA

The Hespeler Village BIA consists mainly of businesses located along Queen Street with a total membership of about 66 businesses. Their goal is to refresh community pride and business activity in the Hespeler area. The Hespeler BIA is experiencing amazing growth. 

View a map of Hespeler Village

For more information, contact Executive Director of the Hespeler Village BIA, Brian Kennedy 

Hespeler Village BIA
P.O. Box 29006, 101 Holiday Inn Drive
Cambridge, ON N3C 0A0

Phone: (519) 740-4650 ext. 7266

Preston Town Centre BIA

The Preston Towne Centre BIA is mainly the former downtown of the town of Preston. Its boundaries stretch along King Street (Highway 8) from Waterloo Street to Dolph Street. This BIA has undergone two large expansions at the request of businesses wanting to become members. The Preston BIA is the second largest of Cambridge's BIAs. 

View a map of the Preston Town Centre BIA

For more information, contact Preston Towne Centre BIA Coordinator, Shirley Bowman

Preston Towne Centre BIA
c/o Etcetera
761 King Street
Cambridge, ON N3H 3N7

Phone: (519) 653-5332


Library Board

The Library Board manages, regulates and controls the Cambridge Public Libraries carrying on business as Idea Exchange under the terms and conditions of the Public Libraries Act. Members of the board must be:

  • at least 18 years of age
  • a resident of the City of Cambridge
  • a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada)

Staff Liaison: Chrissy Hodgins 

Learn more about the Library Board here

View the Terms of Reference of the Library Board 

View the meeting agendas and minutes of the Library Board