About Us

Board of Directors 2021-2022

The Board of Directors are: Kathryn Loyen (Co-President), Jean Mullan (Co-President), Morley Brownstein (Membership), Catherine Farrow, Jonathan Ede (Treasurer, SWM Pond, Secondary Plan), Matthew Carey (Secretary, Traffic), Taib Koulmiye Boyce, Tatiana Vorobej (Housing & Development), Harry Fisher (Membership, Housing & Development, Secondary Plan) and Howard Marling (Communications, NCC & City Parks, Secondary Plan).

Our Objectives

The Bel-Air Community Association is a voluntary, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. The objectives of the Bel-Air Community Association are to promote and protect the interests and quality of life of the residents of the Bel-Air community: including by

  • organizing activities that foster a sense of community;

  • monitoring current or proposed legislation and government policies and practices that affect or may affect the community;

  • informing community residents of any matters that may have an impact on the interests and quality of life of the community;

  • providing a means through which the opinions and desires of the residents of the Bel-Air community can be made known to their elected or appointed representatives;

  • interacting with various levels of government to promote the interests of the Bel-Air community.

Boundaries

The boundaries of the Bel-Air Community are defined as the North Side of Baseline Road, to the East Side of Woodroffe Avenue, to the South side of Highway 417, the west side of Maitland Avenue up to Agincourt Road, and then along the backs of the houses on the west side of Agincourt Road, across Ainsley Road and through Ainsley Park back to Baseline Road.

The Long Story

The Bel-Air Community Association represents the Bel-Air Heights, Bel-Air Park and Braemar Park neighbourhoods of West-end Ottawa.

Following several summer BBQ picnics, Ottawa city Councillor Rick Chiarelli facilitated a meeting at which many community members expressed a desire to get an association going for the benefit of all residents in the two neighbourhoods.

Various issues ranging from traffic to property use/tenancy to roads and some goals, like finding ways to bring community members together for social reasons were cited as reasons to formalize the group. Throughout the Fall and Winter of 2014/15, an increasing number of volunteers have met to create a forum and structure for this community.

The Interim Board of Directors continued to build the Bel-Air Community Association until the first Annual General Meeting on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 1:45pm in the Chambers at Ben Franklin Place on Centrepointe Drive, at which time the larger community elected the first full slate of Directors.

The Interim Board of Directors was populated by: Peter Carman, Peter MacDonald, Morley Brownstein, Shirley Carman, Jason Fekete, Jenny Kaser, Gerry Robideau, Jamie Lynn Rice and Frank Burrill.

Board of Directors 2015-2016

The 2015-2016 Board of Directors were: Jamie Lynn Rice (Co-President), Kathryn Loyen (Co-President), Jason Fekete, Morley Brownstein (Secretary), Allan Donalson, Peter Hooper (Treasurer), Andrzej Borowiec, Matthew Rizzo, Catherine Farrow and Jean Mullan.

Board of Directors 2016-2017

The Board of Directors were: Jamie Lynn Rice (Co-President), Kathryn Loyen (Co-President), Jason Fekete, Morley Brownstein (Secretary), Peter Hooper (Treasurer), Matthew Rizzo, Catherine Farrow, Jean Mullan and Suzanne Brown.

Board of Directors 2017-2018

The Board of Directors were: Jason Fekete (Co-President), Kathryn Loyen (Co-President), Morley Brownstein (Secretary), Peter Hooper (Treasurer), Matthew Rizzo (moved), Jean Mullan, Suzanne Brown, Brent Webster, Jaime Lacroix, and Michelle Meyer.

Board of Directors 2018-2019

The Board of Directors were: Kathryn Loyen (Co-President), Jean Mullan (Co-President), Morley Brownstein (Secretary), Peter Hooper (Treasurer), Suzanne Brown (resigned), Michelle Meyer, Catherine Farrow, Chantal Richard and Brent Webster.

Board of Directors 2019-2020

The Board of Directors are: Kathryn Loyen (Co-President), Jean Mullan (Co-President), Morley Brownstein (Secretary), Peter Hooper (Treasurer), Michelle Meyer, Catherine Farrow, Chantal Richard, Brent Webster and Jonathan Ede.

Board of Directors 2020-2021

The Board of Directors are: Kathryn Loyen (Co-President), Jean Mullan (Co-President; NCC & City Parks), Morley Brownstein (Secretary; SWM Pond), Peter Hooper (Treasurer), Catherine Farrow, Jonathan Ede (SWM Pond), Matthew Carey (Traffic), Taib Boyce Koulmiye (Traffic) and Tatiana Vorobej (Housing & Development).

BACA Constitution

BACA.Constitution.as ratified 2020-09-21.pdf

Do you have skills to offer the Bel-Air community? Please let us know how you would like to volunteer with us and make this an even better place to live and work.