Former Schenectady Mayor Karen Johnson dies
June 10, 2019 04:33 PM
SCHENECTADY - Former Schenectady Mayor Karen Johnson has died.
Johnson made history in 1984 as the first woman elected Schenectady mayor. She served until 1991.
Current Mayor Gary McCarthy released the following statement:
"Our hearts are heavy today as we learn of the passing of Karen Johnson. Karen was a monumental leader in our community. She was a role model, a champion of the arts and education, and a true public servant whose impact, passion, and kindness continue to radiate through Schenectady each and every day. I am forever grateful to have had Karen as a mentor and as a friend. She will be greatly missed."
Created: June 10, 2019 04:33 PM
Copyright 2019 WNYT-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved