At the January 7, 2019 Commission meeting, Commissioners Debora Goldstein and Pamela Parkington appointed Johnnie Mae Weldon to the Commission to
fill the vacant seat from the recently retired David Brown. She was then sworn in by Richard McQuaid, Town Clerk. Following her appointment, she was elected Chairperson of the Commission. Johnnie Mae began with the Commission when she was elected Treasurer in November 2017. She has attended all the meetings over the past year and is aware of all the issues facing the District. Johnnie Mae said, “We are now an all-woman Commission, and I am looking forward to working side-by-side with Commissioners Goldstein and Parkington.”
Johnnie Mae graduated from Fayetteville State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Her work experience includes case management and administration for Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, Inc. (“NEON”), and Pacific House. Johnnie Mae also serves as Selectman of Norwalk, Member of the Democratic Town Committee, City Constable, Board Member of the Norwalk Police Athletic League, and Membership Chair of the Norwalk Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She is also actively involved in the Friendship House and Bethel AME Church.
Lastly, Johnnie Mae said, “I am a community person. I like helping and working with people.”