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  Johnson, Barbara A. "Barb"
NameBarbara A. "Barb" Johnson
Minneapolis, Minnesota , United States
Born September 26, 1949 (73 years)
Last ModifedJuan Croniqueur
Feb 20, 2022 09:28pm
InfoBarbara Johnson was first elected to the Minneapolis City Council in 1997 to represent the Fourth Ward in the northwest corner of Minneapolis. She has served as President of the Minneapolis City Council since January of 2006. Council President Johnson serves on the Public Safety and Regulatory Services (PS&RS), Executive and Transportation and Public Works (TPW) committees of the City Council.

She also serves on the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board, the Board of Estimate and Taxation, MEET Minneapolis, the City Labor-Management Committee, the Municipal Building Commission (MBC), the Riverfront Development Corporation and Hennepin County’s Task Force on Teen Pregnancy.

Council President Johnson is a registered nurse. Her background in health has spurred her support for health sector growth in Minneapolis. Barb is very interested in establishing partnerships through biotechnology and learning from other local governments about solutions to municipal problems. She has a strong interest in parks due to the 18 years of service on the Metropolitan Parks & Open Space Commission. She also served on the Mississippi National River & Recreation Area Commission, appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. Barb was a founding member of the Victory Neighborhood Association (VINA) and was the Chair from 1994-1997. She is a former Girl Scout leader and community volunteer.

Ms. Johnson and her husband Duane, an attorney, have 3 adult daughters.


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Father Richard M. Rainville 1928-1969
Grandfather Noble A. Rainville 1889-1944
Uncle Patrick D. Rainville 1932-2006
1st Cousin Michael Rainville 1953-
Brother Richard "Dick" Rainville 1951-
Mother Alice Rainville 1928-2009

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