Fort St. John welcomes new Grounds Manager and Director of Development

“I have a passion for ground maintenance and making open space look great and play great,” he says. “I look forward to the challenges of setting up the new department.”

Stanley has 18 years experience as a groundskeeper and golf course superintendent, as well as four years as a landscape and lawn maintenance company owner. He holds a diploma in Ornamental Horticulture/Turf Management and an Applied Degree in Golf Course Management. 


At the same time, Ken Rogers has started as the Director of Development, which is the former Director of Engineering position. Rogers is a Registered Professional Planner with time spent in both urban and rural development, who the City says has experience in subdivision design. 

“He likes to work with communities to help them in growth management to achieve their desired sustainability goals,” it writes in his biography. 

Rogers was appointed to the Alberta Professional Planners Institute Municipal Government Act Review Task Force in 2012, responsible for providing feedback on the Government of Alberta’s review of its Municipal Government Act. He holds a Certificate of Merit from the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia, and graduated in the top three of his class at the University of British Columbia.