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Chris Neale-Clark has been a full time part of the association over the past three years in various roles. For a time he filled the role of interim director prior to Keven Barlow. Then worked as his assistant and after Kevin’s departure, while we searched for Landon, kept the ship afloat. Chris continues as part of the team as our Executive Assistant with a focus on community engagement . This includes supporting the day-to-day administrative tasks, inquiries from community and members, maintaining our website, supporting our new ED, along with administrating the Vandalism Fund assistance program now available to our members.
Chris has a strong local connection to the community as the man behind the DTES Vancouver Business Directory. He started the Directory in 2015 as a way to promote businesses in the DTES. Chris believed that there is something in the DTES for everyone and saw it as an opportunity to help build and maintain our local community and economy. This makes him a natural fit for his work with HxBIA.
He has been involved with the association as a member for over seven years assisting past executive directors on various projects such as, the Victory Square Movie Night. He is familiar with many of area’s complexities and has a good working relationship with many of the local businesses. Chris also serves as a member of Exchange Inner City’s Board of Directors for the past three years and has a heart for the neighborhood as he lives right in the center of it all.
Chris has a background in retail management, marketing, and sales. For the past 15 years he has worked as freelance web developer and designer.