Deputy Mayor Libby O’Hara

Libby O’Hara is serving her second term as Deputy Mayor. She is currently serving on the following Town Committees: Finance Committee, Nominating Committee, Personnel Committee, and the Kennebecasis Public Library Board. Libby is also serving as Chair of the Kennebecasis Valley Fire Board.

Libby retired from teaching in 2009 after 32 years at both the Elementary and the Middle School levels in District 6. During her career, she served on numerous committees at the local and provincial levels including one in Fredericton to write provincial curriculum outcomes for Language Arts.

Libby was one of 70 teachers chosen from across Canada to attend the Teachers Institute on Parliamentary Democracy, in Ottawa, in 2006, for initiatives she implemented in Social Studies that were creative and innovative.

Libby has worked for UNB, Fredericton campus, evaluating student intern teachers. She continues to volunteer in many areas, particularly for the Canadian Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada. She is a trained Cancer Coach who supports patients and family members to better cope with a cancer diagnosis.  Currently Libby serves as Chair of the New Brunswick International Sculpture Symposium, and the Saint John International Sculpture Symposium.

Libby would like to see people become more involved in the community and welcomes the opportunity to share and discuss municipal experiences, processes and concerns.

Libby and her late husband, Paul, raised their son and daughter in the Valley which has been home for 33 years.