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Johanna Williams is everywhere staying active in the community she loves.
Johanna WilliamsA Legacy of Community Service

By Erica Bailey

Being active in the community is a family tradition for Johanna Williams – her grandfather was mayor of Tallahassee in the 1960s and her father continues to contribute time and money in the community. She’s currently on the Council on Culture and Arts board, is president-elect for the Network of Young Professionals, vice chair for Keep Tallahassee-Leon County Beautiful and the EDC’s Enterprise Zone’s board of directors as designee for the Chamber of Commerce. 

Her involvement stems from her love of her hometown. “I think Tallahassee has a lot of things going for it,” she said. “We have an amazing theater school at Florida State, an amazing symphony, ballet [and] the Council on Culture and Arts does a lot of great things with art in town.”

Williams works hard to make Tallahassee a welcoming place for the next generation of professionals. Through the Network, Williams continues to focus on the group’s motto: “Live, work, play and stay.” Her term as president begins in February and she has a few goals of her own: “I want to make this the best community to live in, the best community to work in with the right industries and right jobs, grow our economic diversity,” Williams said. “What I hope to do is show people what a great place Tallahassee is.”

When she’s not networking, Williams works as property manager for Marpan Management, Inc. and as a commercial real estate agent with GVA Advantis.

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