Board Member Appointed to Governor’s Board
Floyd County Board Member Appointed to Governor’s Education Advisory Board
Posted on 02/28/2011

David Johnson, vice-chairman of the Floyd County Board of Education, has been named to Gov. Nathan Deal’s Education Advisory Board. The board is comprised of educational representatives from across the state and from four different groups involved in education. The board will include school superintendents, principals, teachers and school board members. The Education Advisory Board will work with the governor to ensure the best decisions will be made for Georgia’s children. “It is an honor to be asked to serve the state and our children in this capacity,” stated David Johnson. “Floyd County Schools has been successful in providing a quality education for a quality life for the children of our community and I feel that we certainly have success stories to share with the rest of the state.” 

Governor Deal first announced the creation of the Education Advisory Board during his Eggs and Issues speech last month. He plans to meet with the group on a quarterly basis to discuss how Georgia can continue to improve educational programs and the quality of graduates from our schools. “The minds of our children are our greatest resource,” said Deal. “I am hopeful that by partnering with those on the frontlines, we can make better policy decisions for our educators and students.”

David Johnson has been a member of Floyd County Board of Education for 12 years, serving as chair or vice-chair on more than one occasion. He currently holds the office of vice-chair. He is president-elect of the Georgia School Board Association, and was appointed by Governor Perdue to the Professional Standards Commission in 2009. Johnson also serves on the Board of Directors of e-Board Solutions, the Board of Directors of Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and the Executive Committee for Georgia Visioning Project sponsored by GSBA/GSSA. In our community, he serves on the Hospital Authority of Floyd County, as the secretary-treasurer of the Development Authority of Floyd County, the Board of Directors of the Specialty Hospital and the Floyd Medical Resource Board. He and his wife, Cathy, have two adult children and one grandchild. He is president of United Community Bank, in Rome. Johnson received his MBA from Berry College.