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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Susannah M. Whipps Independent - 2nd Franklin

Susannah is a seventh generation Athol resident. She attended Athol schools and colleges in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. By age 25, she had opened two successful restaurants. Susannah joined her parents at their family business, Whipps, Inc., in 2000. She is now co-owner. Whipps, Inc., which currently employs 70 people, designs and manufactures high quality equipment for the water and wastewater industry.

Susannah was first elected to the Athol Board of Selectman in 2005. Throughout her life she has been active in her community as a volunteer for American Cancer Society, Salvation Army, Athol Memorial Hospital, Athol Historical Society, American Red Cross, United Way and many other charitable organizations.

Personal Information

Profession:

Co-owner Whipps, Inc.

Interests:
  • gardening, sport shooting, travel, local history, spending time with family

Career Highlights

  • Chairman, Town of Athol 250th Anniversary Committee
  • NQCC Spotlight Award recipient for restoration of Athol Historical Society building
  • Athol Board of Selectmen, 9 years

Education & Public Service

  • Johnson & Wales University – A.O.S. Culinary Arts
  • Fitchburg State University – B.Sc. Interdisciplinary Studies (Occupational Education, history, sociology)
  • MA House of Represenatives (2015)
  • Athol Historical Society, president & life member; Heywood Hospital Community Investment Committee
  • Town of Athol Vacant & Abandoned Building Committee; Town of Athol Charter Review Committee
  • Friends of Athol Council on Aging, past president & life member