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William Johnston

Board and Staff

Full time County Planner/Planning Director from September 1974 to November 2002; now retired.

County Planner in picturesque, economically challenged Essex County since 1974. Started up planning Office. Responsible for assessing needs for planning programs, and initiating appropriate efforts to address identified needs. Range of activities is extremely broad and has included land use planning, community revitalization, historic preservation, organizational development, housing, infrastructure, environment, public transportation, and economic development.


Union College, Bachelor of Arts, 1965

Pratt Institute, Master of Science in City and Regional Planning, 1971

University of Pennsylvania, Advanced Planning Studies, 1973-74

Other Experience

Teaching, NYC Public Schools, East New York

US Peace Corps Volunteer, Tanzania, East Africa