Susie is a fifth-generation Meander Valley resident, living and working in Regional Tasmania. She has spent over 20 years working in Local Government and the higher education sector and has broad management experience. Ms Bower has previously held roles as the Director of Community and Economic Development at the Dorset Council. She has a strong interest in improving educational outcomes for students in Tasmania, and has established four scholarship programs for students wishing to further their education. Ms Bower was elected to represent her community on the Meander Valley Council in 2018, and is a member of several sporting organisations including the Westbury Bowls Club and Deloraine Squash Club.