After 13 years of being the city clerk/solicitor for the City of Moose Jaw, Myron Gulka-Tiechko is stepping down and retiring. 

Gulka-Tiechko was hired by the city on Sept. 2, 2008, to help with legal advice and procedure support. Monday night was his final city council meeting and his last day officially was Wednesday. 

He got emotional as he thanked everyone at the city for the last 13 years. 

“Although it isn't said often enough, public service is a noble calling, and I feel privileged to have worked with all of you. It's the people who I will miss most,” he said, fighting back tears. 

Along with being the city clerk/solicitor, Gulka-Tiechko also served as the returning officer for municipal elections in 2009, 2012 and 2016. 

Mayor Fraser Tolmie had high praise for him. 

“Mr. Gulka-Tiechko has been a great asset to the city. He is a leader and his professionalism and knowledge have carried us through some challenging times throughout his tenure with the city. Myron has made numerous contributions to the city and the citizens of Moose Jaw,” Tolmie said. 

City manager Jim Puffalt also paid tribute to his outgoing colleague, recalling the first time the two of them met. 

“We attended a meeting in the 2018 SAMA Convention. He was representing the City of Moose Jaw as acting city manager and I was there on behalf of another place, and so little did we know that we would end up working together for three years and it's just been a huge pleasure,” Puffalt said. 

Puffalt added that Gulka-Tiechko did such a great job that we need to hire two people to do his job. 

Upon his retirement, the city is creating a City Solicitor/Director of Legislative and Enforcement Services position as well as a city clerk position to replace Gulka-Tiechko. 

 

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