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Farewell reception for Judy Johnson set for March 26

Post Date:03/14/2019 1:31 pm

Council Member Judy JohnsonPlymouth residents and community members are invited to say farewell to former Mayor and Council Member Judy Johnson at a reception 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at Plymouth City Hall, 3400 Plymouth Blvd.

Johnson has dedicated more than 20 years of public service to the City of Plymouth. The reception will provide an opportunity for residents to congratulate her and say farewell.

Cake and coffee will be served. The event is free and open to the public. There is no need to RSVP.

Metropolitan Council
Johnson was appointed by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to serve on the Metropolitan Council – a regional policy-making and planning agency that oversees infrastructure, transportation, wastewater treatment services, regional parks, affordable housing and other essential services in the metro area.

She submitted her resignation to the Plymouth City Council and was sworn into office at the Met Council Wednesday, March 6.

In her resignation letter to the Plymouth City Council, Johnson wrote, “My heart is so full of gratitude and it makes my departure from the city council a little bit easier. In my new role, I am eager to work with you to continue serving our great city.”

As District 1 Metropolitan Council Member, Johnson represents the Hennepin County cities of Corcoran, Dayton, Greenfield, Independence, Loretto, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, Plymouth and Rodgers.

Background of Public Service
Johnson was first elected to the Plymouth City Council in 1997 as an at large council member. She served as mayor from 2003-2006. She was elected as Ward 1 council member in 2008, where she served until her appointment to the Met Council.

In addition to her municipal service, Johnson has been a board member and president of the League of Minnesota Cities, earning the league’s highest award for elected officials in 2015. She is also a former board member of Metro Cities, the Municipal Legislative Commission, and a former member of the Regional Council of Mayors.

Johnson is the senior director of investor relations at GREATER MSP, the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership. She also serves as the Government Relations Committee vice chair of the Economic Development Association of Minnesota.

For more than six years, Johnson served as the director of government affairs for the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce and also as its director of community relations.

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