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Janice Clark: We Thank You!

For 30 years worked for MOFGA as office manager, finance administrator and MOF&G advertising manager

Janice Clark and husband Bob Clark at MOFGA celebrate Janice's birthday in 2019 Janice Clark honored by MOFGA at the 2014 annual meeting
Janice Clark (left) and husband Bob Clark at MOFGA celebrating Janice's birthday in 2019 Janice Clark honored by MOFGA at the 2014 annual meeting
MOFGA staff at a January 2019 retreat; Janice Clark far left in white- and black-striped sweater Janice Clark MOFGA staff photo
MOFGA staff at a January 2019 retreat; Janice Clark far left in white- and black-striped sweater Janice at MOFGA's former office in Augusta with the giant Norfolk pine in the background
MOFGA staff in 2002; Janice Clark back row, second from left  
MOFGA staff in 2002; Janice Clark back row, second from left  

April 27, 2020

Janice Clark started as MOFGA’s bookkeeper in 1989 after having served as an administrator at the Oak Grove Coburn school in Vassalboro. The end of that school was MOFGA’s good fortune. Janice worked in the Augusta office for 10 years, and some people wondered if she would want to make the transition and daily commute to MOFGA’s new home, the Common Ground Education Center, in Unity. Well, Janice was undaunted for another two decades, continuing to manage MOFGA’s finances, each year breaking her advertising sales records, and making sure staff benefits were on track. She processed about 60,000 checks, arrived at the office at 5 a.m. approximately 6,000 times regardless of the weather, placed roughly 3,000 ads in MOFGA’s newspaper, managed finances for 30 Common Ground Country Fairs, and found joy in balancing books to the penny. While MOFGA has grown in every respect during Janice’s tenure, she served as a one-person finance department until just a few years ago.

Janice provided love, laughter and sage advice to MOFGA staff and volunteers. People in every reach of MOFGA’s broad and diverse community know and love Janice. She assisted with projects whenever we asked, helped us navigate turbulent waters, generously offered moral support, reeled us back to common sense, and always ended her days with a smile and the reassurance that she’d be right back at it in the early morning. She also made an irresistible garlic dip!

Janice is the kind of person we all want to be when we grow up, and we are so grateful to her for the tireless efforts that she has put in on MOFGA’s behalf. We all wish Janice the very best in her retirement!

– Heather Spalding

Read our 2015 staff interview with Janice Clark

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