E. Johnson was elected to the East Orange City Council in 2000 and is currently
serving her fifth consecutive term representing the Second Ward. During the 2003 session, she served as
Chairwoman of the City’s legislative body.
Councilwoman Johnson has served as Chairwoman of the Law and Legislation
and Arts, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Committees and as a member of the
Business Development and Zoning; Public Works; and Housing, Licensing and
Inspection Committees. She is a member
of the Second Ward’s Melmore Gardens and Beech Street Block Associations. Councilwoman Johnson is a member of the
National League of Cities’ (NLC) Board of Directors and is Immediate Past
President of the NLC’s National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials
(NBC-LEO). During her tenure as NBC-LEO
President, Councilwoman Johnson received the honorary title of “Kentucky
Colonel” from Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear for outstanding community
service. She serves as a member of the
New Jersey League of Municipalities’ Legislative Committee and the East Orange
Community Emergency Response Team.
Councilwoman Johnson studied at Southern Illinois University and was an
Assistant Branch Manager for Howard Savings Bank; Operations Director for the
Essex County Division of Employment; and Building Manager for Heritage
House. Presently, she is a Job Training
Supervisor with the Essex County Division of Training and Employment.
During the 2003 Session, she served as Chairwoman of the City’s legislative body.
2019 Committee Assignments
- Law & Legislation (Chairwoman)
- Housing, Licensing and Inspection
- Public Safety