Long-time city employee honored on Monday

Photo: Grace Fika shares a laugh with Mayor Bruce Lantz, as Councilor Lori Ackerman (background) gives Fika a standing ovation – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

Fort St. John Council members honored a long-time employee on Monday night.

Manager of Human Resources, Grace Fika, has been with the city for 30 years. She started on May 7th, 1979, as a Traffic Officer for Fort St. John. On October 1st, 1985, she was awarded the Accounting Clerk One Position with the city, and worked her way through the finance department to become the Acting Deputy Treasurer Collector in May of 1998.

On August 24th 1998, she was awarded her current position of Manager of Human Resources.

Prior to her current job, she worked with the BCGEU. She was the Steward and Member of the Bargaining Committee and then the Local Chair Person. She is responsible for Fort St. John’s Super Host business status.

In a brief speech, Mayor Bruce Lantz said it was hard to sum up Fika’s qualifications in a short amount of time.

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Fika is a member of the Girl Guides of Canada and was a member of the Sunrise Rotary Club.