Ed Johnson is a dynamic and dedicated individual, widely recognized as a prominent figure in the realms of local governance, community development, and international engagement. He has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of Asbury Park and working with local to global community stakeholders and officials to promote civic engagement and implement community building initiatives. ​

Mr. Johnson's commitment to community and public service is deeply ingrained. Over the course of 15 years 1998 - 2013, he served as Mayor, Councilman and Chairman of the Urban Enterprise Zone, leaving an indelible mark on Asbury Park, the community he proudly calls home.

In recognition of his exemplary service, Ed Johnson holds the distinguished title of Mayor Emeritus, a testament to his enduring impact on the city. His influence extends far beyond local borders, as he serves as an Honorary Member & Ambassador to the Global Parliament of Mayors. In this role, he actively contributes to global conversations, sharing insights and best practices gleaned from his extensive experience spanning over 40 years of public service.

Mr. Johnson is a firm believer in the power of collaboration, as evidenced by his memberships in key organizations such as the New Jersey Conference of Mayors and the New Jersey League of Municipalities. These affiliations provide him with a platform to engage with fellow leaders, exchange ideas, and work towards common goals for the betterment of the state and its residents.

Recognizing the importance of a thriving business community, Ed Johnson took on the role of President and First Vice President of the Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from 2020 to 2023. During his tenure, he played a pivotal role in organizational building, promoting local businesses, and helping to foster a vibrant business environment.

P.O. Box 1415 Asbury Park NJ 07712 US   |  +1.732.776.9890  |  Edjohnsonap@live.com

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