New Brunswick Southwest

Susan’s diverse background gives her an appreciation for complex issues and a passion for empowering communities.  She holds a degree in History and Political Science (UNB) and a Forest Technician Diploma (Maritime Forest Ranger School).  After working for 27 years as a Forest Ranger, she is now self-employed.
 
Born in Hillsborough, Susan moved to Yoho Lake in 2000, where she served as president of the Yoho Lake Association.   Susan served on the LSD Committee and the Hanwell Roundtable Committee between 2007 and 2014.  Her commitment to local governance led her to become a founding member (2014) of the Hanwell Rural Community.  In 2016 she was re-elected as Councillor for Ward 1 in Hanwell. In 2018 Susan was the provincial Green Party Candidate for the riding of Fredericton West Hanwell.
 
During her time on Hanwell Council Susan has been Chair on the Planning Committee, and sits on a regional planning committee, Co-Chair of the Emergency Committee, Co-Chair of Hanwell Days, and is presently Chair of the Age Friendly Committee.  She has been an active supporter of a school for Hanwell, worked on fundraising for projects to protect the Yoho Lake watershed, and is working on several projects focused on seniors, including and ability trail, which will make it possible for everyone to enjoy nature, regardless of their age or abilities.
 
Susan has a determined, down-to-earth nature, and supports the Green Party as and organization dedicated to genuine, meaningful change that will dissolve cynicism and revive hope.  She believes that now is time to elect well rounded, forward thinking candidates, who are not afraid to make the hard decisions.  She believes that the best way to have a sustainable future, is to have a strong economy, and excellent social programs.  We must be well educated and forward thinking.  Susan is looking forward to this challenge.