In 2010 the very first meeting of the Fort St. James Community Foundation was held by the following group of interested individuals to try and find a way to begin the monumental task of forming a Community Foundation; Deb Hadwen, Brenda Gouglas, Kris Nielsen, Vince Prince, Joan Burdeniuk, Ann McCormick, Louise Bett and Joyce Helweg.
The catalyst that brought this group together was the knowledge if the community raised $100,000, Northern Development Initative Trust would give us $100,000. How could we loose!
In December of 2010 a formal group was created with the Chairperson Joyce Helweg, Secretary Kandace Kerr, Treasurer, Kris Nielsen and Directors Joan Burdeniuk, Dab Hadwen and Brenda Gouglas.
2011 we became a registered society with Chairperson Joyce Helweg, Vice-chair Carmen Wheatley, Treasurer Joan Burdeniuk, Recording Secretary Kris Nielsen and Director Ann McCormick.
2012 Chairperson Joyce Helweg, Vice-Chair Carmen Wheatley, Treasurer Ann McCormick, Secretary Kris Nielsen, Directors Pat Short and Nicole Jones
2013 Chairperson Joyce Helweg, Vice-Chair Carmen Wheatley, Treasurer Ann McCormick, Secretary Kris Nielsen, Directors Pat Short, Nicole Jones and Karen Andros.
2014 Chairperson Nicole Jones, Vice Chair Camen Wheatley, Treasurer Pat Short, Secretary Joan Beaman, Directors Joyce Helweg, Kris Nielsen, Ann McCormick, Cassandra Hammett, Tiffany O’Hara and Emily Colombo, Pete Valk and Karen Andros.
2015 Chairperson Pat Short, Vice-Chair Pete Valk, Treasurer Joyce Helweg, Secretary Julia Vanderham, Directors Ann McCormick, Karen Andros and Carmen Wheatley.
2016 Chairperson Pat Short, Vice-Chair Pete Valk, Treasurer Joyce Helweg, Secretary Julia Vanderham, Directors Carmen Wheatly, Ann McCormick, Karen Andros, Joan Burdeniuk, District of Fort St. James liason Kris Nielsen and youth representative Samantha Roessler