FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Chief financial officer, David Joy, has reached his five-year mark with the City of Fort St. John.

The city celebrated Joy’s milestone during Monday’s regular council meeting.

According to a April 25th report to council, Joy started with the city on April 3rd, 2017, as the general manager of corporate services, and in December of 2020, he was awarded the CFO position.

He holds a certified professional accountant designation, has a solid financial background and is also the president of the North Central Local Government Management Association.

Joy created the Financial Policy Framework that created guidelines, principles and strategies for the city’s future financial stability, the report said.

The city says he is an instrumental part of establishing the Community Foundation and has been leading the RCMP Detachment construction project.

Joy is originally from Ontario and makes trips back home when he can.

“Between visiting friends and family back home and travels to tropical destinations (that we are all very envious of), David enjoys spending time at his new home here in Fort St. John with his friendly feline, Dora,” said the report.

The city also says Joy is an integral part of their executive leadership team and looks forward to the next five years.

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