The Tsawwassen Business Improvement Association announced last week that Tsawwassen resident Heather Gibbs would be the group's new executive director as of Sept. 17.
She takes over from Ana Arciniega, who has been leading the BIA since April 2006.
"Heather brings a unique set of skills to this position, having worked in various fields over the past 15 years," said BIA president Randy Scott.
"She has worked for the Tsawwassen First Nation and most recently for Delta Community Living Society where she developed many programs, events and activities to benefit the community."
A South Delta Secondary graduate, Gibbs has lived and travelled extensively overseas.
Some of her background includes social work and job development for persons with developmental disabilities. During her time with Tsawwassen First Nation, she initiated many programs to encourage community spirit.
"We would like to thank Ana Arciniega for the many initiatives she developed on behalf of the BIA over the past six years," said Scott.
"We have enjoyed her energy, hard work and enthusiasm to benefit our Tsawwassen commercial businesses. We sincerely wish her all the best in her new position at Delta Gymnastics."
The BIA's mandate is to maintain and enhance the commercial area in Tsawwassen as a place to live, work, shop and visit by developing innovative programs and promoting unique assets to the community.
Some of the past BIA initiatives include the Tsawwassen Outdoor Movie Nights, seasonal promotions, community enhancement projects and special community events.
For information about BIA events and activities, visit www.shoptsawwassen. com.