Gilles Poirier will retire effective January 6, 2017. Gilles has been a dedicated employee and has cared for City Hall and City Hall Annex buildings for the past 16 years.
Gilles emigrated from Saint-Zacharie, Quebec as a young man to work in the Biddeford textile mills. He has been married to his wife Priscilla for 44 yrs, his first and only wife- excluding the 14 work wives he has at City Hall. He is the father of 2 daughters and 1 son; the caretaker of his brother-in-law and buddy Jerry, and Pepere to 7
Prior to being employed by the City of Saco, Gilles became skilled with we
lding, sheet rock installation, and other fine tradesman skills. Gilles is also an excellent back gammon player and self taught harmonica player.
His professionalism, respectfulness, dependability, dedication, determinat
ion, accountability, and humility exemplify his great work ethic which is evident in hi
s care for City Hall as if it was his own home. Whether that involves checking the clock tower for accuracy as he rounds the corner for work each day or spending a 3 day weeke
nd stripping, sealing, and waxing the 1st floor of City Hall, to a mirror-like finish, Gilles always goes above and beyond.
Gille's pleasant demeanor, sense of humor with employees and taxpayers, and happy go-lucky whistling will be missed through the halls of City Hall. Gilles can often be found promptly at 3:35 joining his coffee club at Main St Dunkin Donut, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors. Congratulations, Gilles!