Downtown Fredericton Inc. General Manager announces retirement

January 17, 2024 – For Immediate Release

Downtown Fredericton Inc. General Manager announces retirement

Fredericton, NB –  Downtown Fredericton Inc. General Manager Bruce McCormack has announced his retirement effective March 14, 2024. McCormack has held the position for 35 years.

Under McCormack’s leadership, numerous strategic developments have come to fruition, advocacy with all levels of government have benefitted both individual businesses and the whole downtown, and partnerships with the City of Fredericton as well as other agencies have ensured that planning for the future success of downtown Fredericton continues to be a top priority. 

“I have always said downtowns generally are fragile, so many key elements must be aligned to create and sustain a strong and vibrant downtown. Developing strong strategic plans, receiving input from our members and the public and implementing those plans with support from our partners are all very important and it sends a clear message to investors/developers and business,” remarked McCormack.  “I have been very fortunate to benefit from the strong leadership of the 18 presidents I served under, our many devoted board members and our outstanding staff.”

“Bruce has worked tirelessly for the downtown Fredericton business community, and the positive impacts from his advocacy, program development and promotion of the BIA have been instrumental to the continued successes we see in our downtown,” said Mike Babineau, President of Downtown Fredericton Inc.’s board of directors.  “His departure will leave big shoes to fill, but we are thankful for the great work he has done and wish him all the best in his retirement.”

Search for successor begins

Downtown Fredericton Inc. is a not-for-profit Business Improvement Area, dedicated to sustaining and encouraging growth in the central business district of Fredericton, New Brunswick. DFI implements programs designed to revitalize, promote, and enhance the commercial viability of the downtown on behalf of our members in cooperation with private and public sector partners.

The Board of Directors for Downtown Fredericton will begin the search for their next Executive Director in the coming days. The ideal candidate will be a skilled and motivated leader with proven ability to build relationships, impact economic development and support the business community in Downtown Fredericton. For more information about the position, contact: or call 506-458-8922