Village Trustee Joanne Johnson

Village Trustee
Term: 2021-2025

Valparaiso University, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a minor in Business, 1983

Retired from a career in non-profit public relations and marketing communications

Joanne has been a resident of Buffalo Grove since 1988. She and her husband, Chuck, are the parents of Andrew and Kylie.

Current Village Appointments
  • Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Farmer's Market Committee
  • Electrical Commission
Past Appointments 

  • Health Commission
  • Buffalo Grove Days Committee
  • Arts Commission
  • Emergency Management Agency
Liaison to
  • Buffalo Grove Park District
  • School District 21
  • Legislative Committee for the Northwest Municipal Conference
Membership & Other Public Services
  • Board Member of GiveNKind - a Buffalo Grove-based nonprofit that is changing giving by creating socially and environmentally sustainable connections between donors and nonprofits.
  • Parent Teacher Organization Executive Board - District 102, 1999 - 2002
  • Executive Council - Hope Lutheran Church, 2000 - 2002
  • Youth Committee - Hope Lutheran Church, 2005 - 2016
  • 50th Anniversary Committee - Editor of 88-page history book, 2005 - 2008
  • Band Board - Stevenson High School, 2010 - 2013
  • Planning and Zoning Commission, 2011 - 2015
  • Buffalo Grove Days Committee - Marketing Sub-Committee, 2011 - 2015
  • Buffalo Grove Days Parade Announcer, 2012 - 2014
  • Mutual Ministry Committee Chair - Hope Lutheran Church, 2016- present
  • Mission, Outreach and Membership Committee - Hope Lutheran Church, 2017 - 2018
"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him." ~Abraham Lincoln

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." ~Teddy Roosevelt

Who's Listening?

Joanne Johnson