Louise Delaney has taken up duties as the new executive director of the Downtown Vernon Association.

Louise Delaney has taken up duties as the new executive director of the Downtown Vernon Association.

DVA announces new executive director

Louise Delaney is a Vernon resident who has worked in Salmon Arm

There is a new face at the Downtown Vernon Association.

With the recent resignation of newly hired, David Hull, Louise Delaney has stepped into the position of executive director.

“Louise comes to us with an extensive background in marketing and project development, as well as experience working with business improvement areas, we are very excited to have her join our team,” said president Ruth Hoye.

“With the numerous issues that face the Downtown Vernon Association, such as revitalization of the west end, we are confident that Louise will be able to move our Association forward making Downtown Vernon the destination of choice.”

Delaney is a long-time resident of Vernon,

“I have come to the position with downtown management experience in hand. I was the Manager of the Salmon Arm Downtown Improvement Association where I was instrumental in developing and executing revitalization, beautification, promotional and branding projects which gave the extra zip that the city needed to increase downtown appeal, economic viability and an increased sense of community, which made the heart beat stronger in the core,” she said.