Kate Rogers was elected as Mayor of Fredericton in May 2021 and is the first woman to serve in that role.
She is a graduate of UNB’s Masters program in Political Science and has built her career since then through leadership roles in the non-profit sector, arts administration, and policy research and development. She is a past Executive Director for the Fredericton Foundation, Inc., the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, and the New Brunswick Crafts Council, as well as Managing Director of the NB Social Policy Research Network.
Rogers was first elected to City Council in May 2012 and again in May 2016. This will be her third term on City Council. She served as Deputy Mayor for the City of Fredericton for a two-year term in May 2016.
In her first term on City Council, she served as Chair of the Community Services Committee, Chair of the Arts & Culture Committee, member of Development Committee, Finance & Administration Committee, and Council Representative for the Planning Advisory Committee, the Preservation Review Board and Downtown Fredericton Inc.
In her second term, while serving as Deputy Mayor, she Chaired the Governance & Civic Engagement Committee and served as the City’s representative on RSC 11. She was Vice Chair of the Mobility Committee, a member of the Livable Community Committee, and Economic Vitality Committee. She also chaired the City’s Affordable Housing Committee and the City’s Arts and Culture Advisory Committee.
She is a past President of York (currently Omista) Credit Union, a founding co-chair of the Fredericton Arts Alliance, a director on Theatre New Brunswick’s Board of Governors and a mentor for the Loran Scholars Foundation.
A life-long resident Fredericton, Rogers and her husband, Mike Wolfe, have lived in Ward 11 for over 20 years with their two daughters, Eliza and Iris.