Jacquelyn E. Johnson

Office of City Council
Title: City Council Member - 2nd Ward
Phone: 973-868-0609
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Jacquelyn 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)
  • Finance
  • Housing, Licensing and Inspection
  • Public Safety


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