Annette M. Johnson
Educator, Elected Official, Facilitator, Writer, Historian, Community Activist, Radio Host.
3 x Masters Degree from Ball State University
Adult Community Education
Executive Development for Public Service
Career Technical Education
Bachelor from Martin University in Elementary Education
Community Leadership from Ivy Tech State College
2016 Trailblazer of the Year Volunteer Impact Award Recipient
2019 Charles S. Kinchelow Civil and Human Rights Awards Recipient
Past Community Involvement:
President of Pike Township’s Democrat Club
Secretary of Concerned Clergy of Indianapolis
Elected Official of Pike Township (Member of the Legislative Advisory Board)
Current Community Involvement:
Pike Township Trustee (Elected 2018)
Board Member Martin Center Sickle Cell Initiative
Board Member Kids Voice
Board Member Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center
Board Member Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light
Member Indiana Black Expo Education Committee
Precinct Committee Chair and Voter Inspector
Writer for the Indiana Herald Newspaper
Blogger for the Indianapolis Recorder
Indiana Democratic African-American Caucus (IDAAC)
Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc
Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc.
National Council for Negro Women (NCNW)
Trustee Johnson holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Martin University and holds three Master Degrees from Ball State University in Adult Community Education, Executive Development for Public Service and Career Technical Education. Annette also holds a Certification in Community Leadership from Ivy Tech State College.
She also serves on the Board of Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light where she “Lobbies” for environmental issues and concerns for the African-American Community. Annette enjoys facilitating and doing research projects in history. Being an Educator, Elected Official, Historian, Researcher, Writer, Community Advocate, and Radio Host working in the community is important to her. As a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, she serves on the Scholarship Committee and Parenting with a Purpose Committee. Annette also serves as a Sunday School Teacher, Usher, Community Garden Chair, Political Chair and President of the Friendship Center for Excellence Youth Center. She facilitates a Self-Discovery Career Exploration Class for Center for Leadership Development, and teaches an Introductory to Genealogy Class at IUPUI in the Continuing Studies Department as an Adjunct Instructor. She was previously employed with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office as a Program Educator Specialist in the area of Adult Education. Annette is now the Pike Township Trustee elected in 2018. Annette was recognized as a 2016 Trailblazer of the Year Volunteer Impact Award Recipient and the 2019 Charles S. Kinchelow Civil and Human Rights Awards Recipient.