FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – Becky Grimsrud is moving from the council chambers to an operational position within the City of Fort St. John.

Councillor Grimsrud’s resignation was received on Wednesday following accepting employment as a health and safety assistant with the City.

“As the result of a competitive recruitment process, we are excited to have Becky join the operations side of local government, and we thank her for her service to the community over the past several years,”  stated Chief Administrative Officer Milo MacDonald. 

Grimsrud, who was elected in 2018 says she is thankful for the opportunity to represent residents for the past two years.

“Our employees form an integral part of keeping this city running smoothly, and I look forward to contributing to the operational side of things. Council has my full confidence to lead us forward through these challenging times,” says Grimsrud. 

Mayor Lori Ackerman says she is thankful to get to know Grimsrud over the past few years.

“She has worked very hard for the community and the region. It is bittersweet, but we know that the decisions that she makes are very thoughtful, and so it’s the right one for her and her family. We wish Becky all the best in her future endeavours,” said Mayor Lori Ackerman.

“Those who are interested in running for council are encouraged to step up and offer your service to your community. As in the past, I am always open to providing the details of the role and responsibilities as a Council member.”

At council’s January 25th meeting, they will begin the process of appointing a chief election officer for a by-election and setting a date.