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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C- The City of Fort St. John recognized Becky Grimsrud‘s resignation during a council meeting on Monday, thanking her for all her work.

Councillor Grimsrud’s resignation was received on January 13th following accepting employment as a health and safety assistant with the City.

During Monday’s council meeting, Mayor Lori Ackerman asked Grimsrud if she had any tips for residents looking to run in the upcoming by-election.

“If anyone is considering running for Council, I would highly recommend it. Even though, unfortunately, I was not able to stay the entire term. I have no regrets running. I have no regrets being on Council; it was an incredibly rewarding and educational experience. And if anyone does have questions regarding the process, or what it’s like to run for Council, especially as a first-timer, against all you experienced folks, feel free to reach out,” says Grimsrud.

As a parting gift, Ackerman presented Grimsrud with a sky diving gift certificate. Grimsrud was first elected in 2018.

“Becky, we really want to thank you for for the work that you’ve put in over the years here with council and the conversations that you brought forward. The thoughtful processes and the decisions that you helped us make over the years. And, once you’ve been on Council, it just makes sense that you now want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane,” says Ackerman.

A by-election is tentatively set for May 15th to fill Grimsrud’s seat on the council. There will be a special council meeting on March 1st to announce the 2021 by-election and appoint a chief electoral officer and a deputy chief electoral officer.

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