My name is Kathleen Johnson and although I have been active in the Astor community for many years, I just recently became a resident in one of our historical homes.
I founded an ongoing community group project called George’s Secret Elves and do projects for this all year long with many other secret elves. I am blessed to live with a pair of beautiful hearted people which includes my daughter and mother who get to enjoy the home and Astor area with me. We are a family of animal lovers and are excited to meet as many happy neighbors as we can, hopefully through a dog park in the Astor Park area someday. I love my jobs at the YMCA and also as the Nursery Director at Union Congregational Church (both for many years). I am an avid volunteer on many community projects, and had been at one time on the Aldo Leopold School Board for 4 years, as well as being the lead staff for the After School program there for 6 years.
Paying it forward with a smile is definitely a motto I live by and am always amazed at what can take place when big hearted people work together. I am looking forward to being “the think outside the box type person” on the Astor Neighborhood Association board.