Birdia Johnson has lived in Denton for over 40 years. She is a wife and mother of six children, who were all raised in Denton. In addition, she has been blessed with five beautiful grandchildren.
For 23 years, she was an employee of her alma mater, University of North Texas, where she worked her way from food service worker to food service manager. While working full time, Birdia earned a Bachelor’s of Applied Arts and Science Degree from the University of North Texas in Criminal Justice. Following her time at UNT, she worked as a correction officer for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.
Currently, as a retiree, Birdia is an avid volunteer. She has served a chairperson of the Martin L. King, Jr. Advisory Board, Vice-President of the Juneteenth Celebration Committee, Chair of the Juneteenth Celebration Parade, and chairperson of the Freedom Fund Scholarship Banquet for Denton County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Personally, Birdia serves the Community Liaison for Empowered Outreach Church. She also assists First Refuge Ministries distributing food to the community weekly. Mrs. Birdia Johnson enjoys serving the community in various capacities. Her personal motto is that God is in control so trust the process.
Committee Assignments: Committee on Community Engagement, Community Partnership Committee, Development Code Review Committee, Discover Denton Advisory Board.