Introducing The Mayor of Camden

Councillor Heather Johnson

Councillor Heather Johnson the Mayor of Camden has been a Camden councillor for the Kilburn ward for six years. She lives In West Hampstead where she arrived as a four year old with her parents in1956.

Heather enjoyed what she descrIbes as a thoroughly Camden upbringing attending Beckford and then Parllanient Hill schools where the sciences were her main interest. This led to a career that began at the Lister Institute and the Medical Research CounciI before a change of directIon In 1980.

Heather followed in her fathers footsteps and began an active Interest in trades union activities and local polItics, at first campaIgning for Improved housing conditIons and workIng for the Camden FederatIon of Private Tenants. Her father also represented the Kilburn ward as a councillor In 1968.

Throughout her time as a member of Camden Council she has focused her attentions on housIng and health issues serving as a vice chair of housing and chair of the HIV/AIDS liaisons group.

When she is not involved in mayoral and council activities Heather now works for a Housing Law Project where she advises private tenants.

During her year as mayor Heather intends to highlight and celebrate the arts, clulture and entertainment in Camden, raising awareness ofthe diverse range of activities available in the borough… and perhaps enloy a choral festival or two if time permits!


Message from the Mayor

Liftingspirits enriching all our lives.

“If that love or gold can in thhis desert place buy entertainment bring us where we may rest ourselves and feed”  As you like it act2 scene 4

Growing up in Camden I have always been aware of the diverse and rich range of activities our borough has to ofer. This can be anything from a walk onh Hampstead Heath or discovering the splendours ofthe British Museum, to looking for bargains in Camden Lock. In my year as Mayor I want to highlight and celebrate thle arts ctulture and entertainmemt choices available to both residents and visitors.

As Samuel Johnson (no relation) said “When making your choice in life, do not forget to live”. Aside from our day to day needs it is inmportant that we all have the opportunity to enrichh our lives. To my mind Camden is the place “to rest ourselves and feed”.

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