Rebecca Johnson Retiring from Politics

Rebecca Johnson
Rebecca Johnson has announced she will not be running in the 2022 civic election

THUNDER BAY – POLITICS – Long time Thunder Bay City Councillor Rebecca Johnson has announced her retirement.

Johnson has been on Thunder Bay City Council as a Councillor at Large since 2003.

“It has been my absolute honour to serve the citizens and businesses of this community at large”, says Johnson. “Thunder Bay is my home and serving the community through politics is one of my biggest passions. “I will continue to contribute to both – just differently. I am grateful to the voters who chose to elect me for 5 consecutive terms. Thank you for your trust and confidence for almost 20 years.”

Beyond her Council commitments, Rebecca has played an instrumental role in the broader community as an influential leader, advocate, mentor and volunteer. Her portfolio includes 10 years with the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce and 12 years serving the Lakehead Public School Board. She also sat on over 20 volunteer boards, organizations and committees, tackling complex issues from women in politics and gender equality, to immigration and seniors’ care.

In her personal life, reading and education, camping and attending Skate Canada national competitions are her passions.

She is the recipient of 20 prestigious awards, and received Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Government of Ontario in 2012.

Looking ahead, Rebecca plans to continue to serve as a community volunteer but also spend more time with her family.

“I could not have served this community without the unwavering support of my family,” continued Rebecca. “My children missed out on a lot of time, events and playdates over the years to support my public service work. As a single mother, our family had to work as a team to achieve everything we have. I am certainly looking forward to enjoying more time with my children and grand-children moving forward.”

Over the years, Rebecca has built an extensive network of peers, supporters and allies. She will continue to operate her business, REBECCA REPORTS … for the RECORD and make a difference in the community.

Rebecca’s current term on Council ends in November 2022.

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