Candidate for Carleton-York
In the three decades since settling in New Brunswick, Sue has had several interactive careers. In government, as a coordinator and writer, she participated in provincial task forces on early childhood, the school system, affordable housing, the non-profit sector, and the poverty reduction strategy. In community development, she worked for eight years in disadvantaged rural communities, delivering housing programs and developing employment opportunities in social enterprises. She has done contract work for non-profit organizations throughout New Brunswick, primarily focused on youth, poverty reduction and social enterprise. As an educator, she taught a course on community practitioners as agents of change at UNB, Renaissance College (UNB) and St. Thomas University. She spent a year as an intervention worker at Nackawic High School. She currently sits on the boards of three community-based non-profit organizations: SPADE (Sunrise Partnership for Agriculture Development and Education), NANY (Neighbours Alliance of North York) and INCNB (Inclusion Network of Central New Brunswick.)
Her recent involvement has been with organizations which promote education about and employment in farming. This has led her back to her primary interest in community development and the need for real change in government structures and operations. She has been honored by the NB Agricultural Alliance’s Agricultural Education Ambassador Award, as well as the Order of New Brunswick.
As a non-stop writer of Letters to the Editor, and a regular Telegraph-Journal columnist, she has been a vocal advocate for community-based solutions to a variety of socioeconomic problems. Now she feels that it is time to take direct action by involvement in the political process. As the adage says, “We are the ones we have been waiting for.”
Sue and Jeremy have been privileged to live for over thirty years in Lower Queensbury, among some of the world’s finest neighbors.