Don Demers honoured for long service to Fort St. John

He returned in 1988 as a pipe layer and has stayed ever since.

From 1989 until 2002 Demers held the position of Assistant Plant Operator before being promoted to Superintendent of Water/Sewer in 2002. After reclassifying his position to Deputy Director of Public Works and Utilities in 2006, he was promoted again to Director, the title he still holds today.


According to the City, Demers, along with his coworkers Victor Shopland and Joseph Schlosser have set the bar for water and sewer plant operators as the only three in the province qualified to participate in a Water Treatment Operators survey conducted by the Association of Boards and Certifications in 1997.

“Don always steps up and lends a hand; he is a well-respected, honest, and serious team player and leader for the City of Fort St. John,” read Acting Mayor Trevor Bolin. “Congratulations and thank you for the last twenty five years of service Don!”