June A. Johnson began her community involvement serving on the PTA of her children’s elementary school, PS 127, eventually serving as its President for five years. She later became an Executive Board member at McKinley JHS. To this day, Ms. Johnson works on community projects with the same people that were on those PTAs.
After losing her beloved mom to cancer, Ms. Johnson joined the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) formation of the Bay Ridge/Dyker Heights/Bensonhurst – Relay for Life, encouraging her school to form a team and then captaining that team. She served as chairperson of Relay for Life for six years, volunteered at ACS for over 20, and is still active today.
Ms. Johnson is actively involved in local school affairs and serves on the School Leadership Team at her grandson’s school, the SEEALL Academy – PS/IS 180, even accompanying the students on four of their European school trips. In addition, she belongs to the Garden Club at the Bay View School – PS 102, and plants and maintains the BID planter and two street trees on the corner of her block, as well as her own street tree.
Ms. Johnson has been a member of Community Board 10 for 25 years and now serves as Chair of the Parks Committee. She is also on the Executive Board of Directors of the Narrows Botanical Gardens.
For well over 50 years, Ms. Johnson has been married to the love of her life, Doug. They are blessed with three beautiful children, six fantastic grandchildren, and the best daughter-inlaw and son-in-law! Together, as a family, they are all hosting their 5th Annual Blood Drive in memory of their son, brother and uncle, Mathiew D. Johnson. To date, they have collected over 300 pints of blood and counting.