About Kristie

Family Life

Kristie Johnston was first elected as an Alderman in 2011. She was elected as Mayor of Glenorchy in 2014 and was re-elected as Mayor in January 2018.

Kristie is a qualified criminologist and lawyer and holds an Arts/Law degree majoring in Public Policy and a Post-Graduate Master degree in Criminology and Corrections.

As Mayor of Glenorchy, Kristie has many duties and roles within the community. One of her favourite duties are performing citizenship ceremonies to welcome new Australians. Kristie enjoys getting out and about meeting residents and community groups and volunteering where she can.

Kristie is passionate about advocating for Glenorchy and strives to make our city the destination place to live, work and play. Through her role as Mayor, she meets regularly with developers, local business people, State and Federal government representatives and the media to promote opportunities for Glenorchy and our community.

Mayor Johnston currently chairs the Safer Communities Committee, the Glenorchy Planning Authority, and the General Manager’s Performance Review Committee.

Kristie lives in Glenorchy with her husband Ben, their two children Harry and Lucy, and dog Toby. She enjoys being involved in her children’s dance and sport activities, loves crocheting, and is a keen gardener in her spare time.

Professional Qualifications

Kristie Johnston, a qualified criminologist and lawyer with over 10 years experience, was admitted to the bar in 2004 upon completion of the Graduate Certificate of Legal Practice. Kristie Johnston has an Arts/Law degree with a major in Public Policy. Kristie Johnson also has a Post-Graduate Master Degree in Criminology and Corrections where she studied and researched transport and crime in the municipality of Glenorchy.

Council Representation

Kristie Johnston represents the community on the following committees and organisations:

  • Glenorchy Planning Authority – Chair
  • Safer Communities Committee – Chair
  • General Manager’s Performance Review Committee
  • Greater Hobart Mayors’ Forum
  • Greater Hobart Committee
  • Hobart City Deal Joint Ministerial Committee
  • TasWater Owner Representative​
  • Local Government Association of Tasmania