Fort St. John partnering with UNBC to further community development

Fort St. John City Hall. File photo.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The city of Fort St. John has announced that it will be partnering with UNBC’s Community Development Institute to set up an office in the Energetic City.

City council approved the partnership with the CDI at its regular meeting on August 8th.

The Fort St. John CDI office will be the first ‘in community’ location for the Institute.

“We are very excited to be leading the way in community development,” said Mayor Lori Ackerman. “This project will help our community realize the full potential of our people and our future.”

The office will receive funding on a sliding scale, averaging $350,000 per year over four years. The programs and services that will be offered will seek to provide improvement solutions for the city in four broad areas:

  1. Community transformation and renewal.
  2. Research.
  3. Education.
  4. Dialogue and policy discussions.

Fort St. John’s Director of Strategic Services Moira Green says that she expects that the office will be open before the end of the year.