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District 29 Council Member

Karen JohnsonKaren Y. Johnson

2928 Moss Spring Drive
Antioch, TN  37013
(615) 977-6721

Metropolitan Council Office
One Public Square, Suite 204
P. O. Box 196300
Nashville, Tennessee 37219-6300


  • Human Resources


  • Masters, Business Administration, Trevecca Nazarene University
  • Bachelors, Business Administration, Tennessee State University
  • Certified in Behavioral Interviewing with Development Dimensions International


  • Married to David Johnson
  • Three children, Chris, Jon, Dave

2013 - 2014 Council Committees

  • Budget and Finance
  • Parks, Library and Recreation, Vice Chair 
  • Public Works

2012 - 2013 Council Committees

  • Budget and Finance
  • Parks, Library and Recreation
  • Public Works, Vice Chair

2011 - 2012 Council Committees

  • Parks, Library and Recreation
  • Planning, Zoning, Historical
  • Public Works


  • 2014 National Leadership Fellow, National League of Cities
  • 2014 Vice Chair for NLC Large Cities Council
  • 2014 NLC Transportation Infrastructure & Services Steering Committee
  • 2013 Regional Director, (Region 12: Ark., Tenn.) National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials Board of Directors
  • Advisory Committe, Nashville State Community College (NSCC)
  • Metro Council Minority Caucus
  • National League of Cities, 2012-2013 Community and Economic Development Steering Committee
  • Past President, Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus
  • CNAP – The Crossings Nashville Action Partnership
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority – Alpha Psi, Alpha Delta Omega
  • Past chair, Sister for Sister Conference – 100 Black Women-Metro Nashville
  • Young Leaders Council Alumnae
  • Nashville Women’s Political Caucus
  • Women in Numbers
  • Tennessee State University, College of Business Alumnae
  • Trevecca Nazarene University Graduate School of Business Alumnae
  • Former Commissioner, Metro Nashville Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Former School Board Member, District 6
  • Former Member, Metro Nashville Board of Parks & Recreation
  • Stand for Children
  • Tennessee Alliance for Early Education
  • Former Member, United Way’s Building Strong Neighborhoods Council
  • Nashville Neighborhood Defense Fund Member
  • Advisory Committee Member, Nashville Commits Initiative (Goal to raise ACT Scores in Davidson County)
  • Committee Member, Southeast Nashville Easter Event
  • Member, Nashville Civic Design Center
  • National League of Cities, 2012-2013 Large Cities Council

Religious Affiliation

  • Mt. Zion Baptist Church


  • 2012 National Fellow, National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials, National League of Cities
  • 2012-2013 Class for Leadership Nashville
  • Nashville Business Journal, Women of Influence Recipient
  • Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Nashville Emerging Leaders Recipient
  • 2003 Tennessean, Top 40 under recipient

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