Shirley Johnson was elected to the City Commission on March 14, 2017. Born in Savannah, GA, she grew up in Delray Beach and has always lived in the Northwest section of the City. She graduated from Howard University with a BA in Government/Political Science.
Mrs. Johnson spent 26 years with the International Business Machines Corp (IBM) in various administrative positions. Her last assignments were as Administration Manager and Systems Analyst. These posts were in the IBM Washington, Maryland and Virginia Metro areas.
She retired to Delray Beach and another career of Community Activism/Organization. She helped to organize the Paradise Heights Homeowners Association (served as President for three years), MADDs, worked with several after-school youth mentoring programs, helped conduct Voter Rights Restoration workshops, voter registration drives since 2004 and, most recently, was a volunteer assistant to teachers at the Full Service Center School. Her continuing desire is to always help to better the lives of her fellow residents. It has always been her lifetime goal to serve all the community of Delray.
Mrs. Johnson has been married for 48 years and she has two children and three grandchildren.