Village of Clinton hires wildfire recovery manager

Daniela Dyck will work with local businesses impacted by this summer’s wildfires.

By Raven Nyman

The Village of Clinton has confirmed that the position of wildfire recovery manager has now been filled, with local resident Daniela Dyck accepting the position. Dyck is also employed as the Village’s community development coordinator, and will work alongside her team to guide the Village’s economic, social, and environmental recovery.

A resident of the interior for 37 years, Dyck notes that she has never before witnessed the destruction our province experienced this summer. “Not only were communities impacted by being on evacuation alerts and evacuation orders, many communities were cut off by highway closures, resulting in catastrophic economic and social impacts to the residents and business community.”

Dyck adds that the forest industry suffered massive destruction that could lead to future mill closures. “The overall impact of the Elephant Hill wildfire to the Clinton area truly is yet to be determined.”

As a long-time Clinton resident with plenty of experience volunteering in the community, Dyck has developed sincere relationships with residents and business owners alike. Because of this, she is able to relate to their struggles. Dyck and her family were also evacuated from their home during this summer’s wildfires.

“Clinton is my home,” she says. As the community development coordinator, Dyck has worked diligently to implement growth and sustainability strategies within the community. As the recovery manager, she intends to collaborate with other managers in the area to ensure Clinton’s recovery, focusing on community-specific recovery plans, strategies, and objectives that meet the Village’s needs.

Stay tuned for further announcements from Dyck and her team regarding upcoming community and business meetings. For more information on the recovery manager and the process, visit the village website at

Dyck can be reached Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (250) 459-2261 or by email at For after-hours assistance, she can be reached at (250) 457-0776.

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