Involvement

Johnny has been a key player in dozens of community initiatives. He has the background to know what works and what doesn’t — on the street, within organizations, in city hall, and in state government. Here are some of the efforts in which Johnny has been involved:

  • Past Chair D7 Planning Council
  • Past Chair United Way Community Investment Board
  • Past Chair Sharing Korner Food Shelf
  • Past Chair Frogtown Action Alliance
  • Past Chair West Minehaha Booster Club
  • Past Member City of St. Paul Human Rights Board
  • Past Member City of St. Paul Business Review Council
  • Past Member City of St. Paul Community Development Task Force
  • Member planning team St Police FORCE Unit
  • Resume reading and hiring board, St. Paul Police Officers
  • Past member University Ave. Business Association
  • Past member Ramsey County Low Income Planning Team
  • Organizer, Block Units, 1247 St. Anthony highrise
  • St. Paul Foundation Strategic Planning Team
  • Member African American Leadership Council
  • Member Men of MARCH
  • Vision and planning team Community Court, Ramsey Co. Attorney’s Office
  • Vision and planning team Community Prosecutor, Ramsey Co. Attorney’s Office
  • Past member Catholic Charities Furniture Warehouse
  • Past member Dale Street Widening Task Force
  • Founder Thomas Dale Block Club
  • Gov. Arne Carlson’s Safety Planning team
  • Past Member MURL Affordable Housing Board
  • Member Frogtown Weed & Seed Planning Team
  • Founding member Frogtown Leap Forward for Kids
  • Founding Member Greater Frogtown Community Development Corporation
  • Former Coordinator Fair for All Food program
  • Past Member Workers Organization to Regain Confidence
  • Member, Usher Board, Progressive Baptist church
  • Ward One Youth Collaborative Planning Team