Mamie B. Johnson was elected to City Council on May 6, 2014 to represent Ward 3 (PDF).
Mamie B. Johnson was elected to Norfolk City Council on May 6, 2014, to represent Ward 3. Ms. Johnson is a career educator. She was employed for 14 years as a teacher with Norfolk Public Schools and was an Instructional Specialist for an additional 6 years. She most recently served as a teacher specialist in math and reading with Virginia Beach Public Schools.
Ms. Johnson is a member of Virginia First Cities Coalition and is immediate past chair of its board of directors. Virginia First Cities Coalition (VFC) is the state’s only advocacy organization for the oldest and most historic cities. Through Ms. Johnson’s leadership, VFC improved challenging school environments, expanded employment and career opportunities, and made cities a magnet for equitable economic development.
Ms. Johnson is a member of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials. Additionally, she is the Norfolk representative of the Hampton Roads Community Action Program.
Ms. Johnson is a member of the Elizabeth River Project board of directors and the Hampton Roads Workforce Council board, an organization that advocates for a comprehensive approach to workforce development. She also serves as a board member of the Community Health Assessment and Community Health Plan.
Ms. Johnson previously served as a member of the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission and as co-chair of the Mayor’s Lifelong Learning Commission.
She is a 1984 graduate of Maury High School, where she was elected Senior Class President. She earned her bachelor's degree in Education from Norfolk State University. Ms. Johnson is married to William H. Johnson.