Marilyn Johnson


Mayor Johnson graduated from Unity High School and the School of Cosmetology in 1962. She and her husband Kent have lived on Ruehl Street for 50 years, where they raised their three children: Doug, Mary and Susan. Before retiring, Mayor Johnson opened and operated a prairie green house for 28 years. She enjoyed meeting people and selling plants. Mayor Johnson was first elected as Trustee in 1997 before being elected to Mayor in 2013. She has served as chair of the Activities & Events Committee, and has led the volunteer committee in the planning of the annual Forsyth Family Fest. The goal for the event has been to bring the community together each June for two days of festivities.


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