About Kristie

Work and Family

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.  She successfully ran as an Independent in the Tasmanian State Election in 2021 in the electorate of Clark.

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 had many duties and roles within the community. One of her favourite duties was 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 Clark, and strives to make our city the destination place to live, work and play. Through her role as Mayor, she met regularly with developers, local business people, State and Federal government representatives and the media to promote opportunities for Glenorchy and our community.

Kristie lives in New Town with her 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.

As a fiercely Independent Member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly, Kristie is committed to being a voice for her local community and will always put people before politics.

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 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 represented 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