Janis Fortier is recognized as the Kent County Quality Service Employee of the 1st Quarter for helping to fulfill Kent County’s mission by providing superior service to the citizens of Kent County. The individual who nominated Ms. Fortier stated:
“Jan Fortier is nothing short of amazing. Our case was this first and hopefully our only situation where we will ever need the legal system but, I have to say that having Jan with us through the process was truly a God send. Jan was so wonderful in explaining everything to us in detail from what we could expect in the courtroom to making sure that we didn't cross paths with the defendant in the halls. Jan was with us through the entire process, providing us with guidance and advice, while lending an ear when we just needed to talk out the situation. Bless her heart; she has a gift for what she does! Thank you Jan!”
Number of Years Employed by Kent County: 24 years in June, but I also worked as an Intern and volunteer for a year before I was actually hired by the County.
The hardest thing I’ve ever done: Watching my dad die so quickly from cancer a few years ago and having to watch the dignity stealing decline of Alzheimer’s and dementia take the life of my mom this year.
Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner: I would give anything to have one more dinner with my parents, Jack and Jeanette Greenwald and my dear friend Mary Paepke who passed away in September.
You’d be surprised to learn that: That I am both a Notre Dame AND Michigan fan.
The thing that I like most about working for Kent County is: The opportunity to meet and help many interesting people going thru some pretty awful unimaginable things. I have been blessed to work for the same Prosecutor my entire career, along with supportive bosses and many co-workers, Judges, court staff and law enforcement agencies throughout the county.
Please join us in congratulating Janis Fortier for earning Kent County’s Employee Recognition for Quality Service Award.
If you know a Kent County employee who is deserving of this award please complete a nomination form at www.accesskent.com/qualityservice or on the Kent County intranet.
"Abraham Lincoln once said: 'With public trust we can do anything. Without it we can do nothing.' It is in that light that I view public service -- especially at the local level -- as the most honorable of callings."
~Daryl J. Delabbio, County Administrator/Controller
- Act with Integrity
- Serve As a Good Steward of County Resources
- Provide Quality Service to Internal & External Customers
- Work Collaboratively
- Embrace Diversity and Inclusion