Margaret Johnston understands the importance of a great City, good Schools and a well–trained Workforce in fostering a vibrant economy. A passionate Community advocate, Margaret knows how to connect people and get results.
Elected to the Waterloo Region District School Board in 2010. Margaret works in Business Development in Co-operative Education at the University of Waterloo.
With her Extensive experience in private industry, the not–for–profit sector, government and the high–tech sector in fund development and account management, Margaret knows the importance of effective partnership and leadership in creating the jobs and society we want for today, and tomorrow.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier and a Post–Graduate Degree in Adult Education from Brock University. She has resided in Ward 8 for 12 years and Kitchener-Waterloo for 24 years. She is very proud of her grown children, Allie and Sydney.
Excerpts from Margaret’s Better Choices Questionnaire
“I believe in a strong economy. Jobs were the number one issue I heard about while campaigning in the Provincial election. Kitchener residents want us to support and build a strong business and manufacturing community…by supporting our business sector, we will build a tax base that is also able to help those who require help the most…again a balanced approach.”
“I believe in Public Consultation and Citizen Engagement. I believe that our citizens expect to be consulted and informed…I have regularly let people know on social media when our Board meetings are and what will be on the agenda…I will continue that…on larger issues like budget, I will seek input from my Constituents…I was proud to see that this year our Staff acted on”
“I pride myself on working hard on behalf of my Constituents. I am a politician who is respectful of divergent views and am able to respect and garner respect from my fellow politicians. I believe that the ability to interact with your fellow Council or Board members is an extremely important quality in a Representative.”