Lynn Florence is settling into new FCSS role

Left-right, are Jean Moore-Lemoine, Lynn Florence and Crystal Marchner.

Mac Olsen
Express Staff

Having run a business and been involved in children’s education, Lynn Florence is taking these qualifications and applying them to her new role as the director of Smoky River Family and Community Support Services.

“I love people and organizing (activities and events),” says Florence. “I’ve always been intrigued with this program and thought it was a good fit.”

Florence took over the position from Georgia Iliou on Aug. 8. Iliou has transferred to the FCSS office in Clairmont.

Florence has a certificate in early childhood development and she ran Fern’s Greenhouse for 12 years, although her involvement with that business went back as far as 30 years. She also worked at Smoky Lanes Bowling in Girouxville for several years.

Florence was born and raised in the Smoky River region, as were her children.

She has a passion for program development and overseeing them. She looks forward to working with Jean Moore-Lemoine and Crystal Marschner, the community development coordinator and youth programming coordinator respectively.

Florence welcomes feedback and program suggestions from the public. For more information, please contact her at (780) 837-2220 or (780) 837-0389. She can also be reached by email at

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