Suzanne Cline

  • Posted on September 2, 2023 at 2:15 am

2023 Christmas Mother

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Christmas Mother 2023

Suzanne Cline



Suzanne Gardner Cline is honored to have been a resident of Powhatan County since 1978. She moved to Powhatan 45 years ago with her parents and brother where her father was with the Bank of Powhatan and her mother was an educator in our county school system. Suzanne recalls helping her mother volunteer for the Christmas Mother at the age of 12 as a “shopper”.

Suzanne graduated from Powhatan High School in 1985 and continued her education at Southern Seminary College in Buena Vista, Virginia. In 1989 she graduated from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia with a degree in Arts Management and a minor in Historic Preservation.

Suzanne and her husband, Aaron reside near the Village of Powhatan and have raised all three of their children in Powhatan. Alexander is a Chief Mate with The International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots. Abigail is Grant and Research Coordinator with a Biotechnology Company in Northern Virginia. Sara the youngest, is a sophomore at The George Washington University in The Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington, D.C.

Suzanne has been a Realtor since 1996 in Powhatan County and currently works at Village Concepts Realty Group where most of her colleagues are childhood friends and neighbors she grew up with. She has been honored over the past 27 years with multiple National, State and Local real estate awards.

She thrives on volunteering and always staying busy. Over the years she has dedicated countless hours to both Powhatan County Public Schools and The Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Catholic School. She finds joy volunteering at her church, St. Lukes Episcopal Church, local museums, The National Charity League, Cinderella Dreams, Bright Beginnings, food banks and countless other organizations.

In her spare time, she enjoys escaping by train to D.C. to visit museums, study architecture and scout out exciting new places to dine with her daughters. She finds the architecture world renowned and worthy of attention while being so close to home.

Suzanne reflects on the matriarchs in our County that have served before her since 1967 as Christmas Mothers and understands the magnitude of her job, the responsibility, and tremendous shoes she must fill.

She is beyond ecstatic, humbled and incredibly honored to serve as the 2023 Powhatan Christmas Mother. Suzanne looks most forward to interacting with our community serving together as “A Village of Blessings” to make the magic of Christmas possible for so many in our cherished community.



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