Ken Kelly is currently on contract with IDA as part of its support to IDA Canada to work with 500+ Canadian BIAs & SDCs (Sociétés des Commerce in Québec) to create a national network to connect place-makers and community-building professionals. He is an urban planner who has worked for over forty years throughout Canada to revitalize downtowns and inner cities, and has lived and worked in five of the country’s six regions in the public and private sectors and at two universities. He is the former manager of both Downtown Moncton, New Brunswick, and Downtown Victoria, British Columbia. He is also the former President of Downtown New Brunswick and BIABC. Ken is a honourary citizen of Winnipeg and a graduate of UBC & Queen’s.