The White Rock Business Improvement Association was created in 2005 by White Rock City Council at the request of the White Rock business community as a business improvement area pursuant to Bylaw 1764. The White Rock Business Improvement Association (“BIA”) was incorporated under the Society Act of British Columbia on July 12, 2004 and began operations October 1, 2005. The Association’s mandate is to strengthen economic vitality within the White Rock BIA by undertaking business promotion schemes as defined by section 215 of the Community Charter, SBC 2003 c.26. The White Rock BIA is funded by a special municipal levy based on business’ assessed property value which is collected by the City of White Rock. The Association is a non-profit organization under the Income Tax Act and, as such, is exempt from income taxes.