Faces of Hope: Susan Johnston

A resident of the community for over 25 years, she's dedicated to helping the community flourish

  • Jan. 10, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Mayor Susan Johnston

As the first female mayor of Hope, Susan Johnston is not wasting a minute to help the community flourish by 2014. As a woman filled with dreams of a new city of Hope, she wants to breathe life into this town and give it wings to fly. “I want people to have a spring in their step,” she said, reflecting on her first year as mayor.

Born in Bathurst, N.B. in 1951, Johnston moved to the Northwest Territories and worked for NWT Airlines, the government and RCMP. She then lived in Vancouver and Richmond before moving to Boston Bar and eventually making Hope her home in 1986. Harnessed with a desire to make a difference, she performed many roles including owner of Bea’s Cottage Gift and Antiques Shop for five years, councillor for nine years, and vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce for one year. As a people person, she would like everyone in Hope to join together and help this community fulfill its true potential.

– Contributed by Johanne Losier

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