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"I've dedicated my life to serving my community and supporting the causes of the people"

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My family and I moved to the Village of Brown Deer 7 years ago. During this time, we have grown to love this community, and care deeply about its future.   After serving on the village planning commission, I am now running  for the Brown Deer Village Board of Trustees.  I want to be part of the solution to help the Village and its residents thrive, especially in terms of economic development, fiscal management, and safety.   I have the leadership experience and passion to help move the Village forward to achieve the ambitious goals of the Village of Brown Deer Comprehensive Plan.


I’m invested in this community and want to see it thrive. For the past 2 ½ years, I have served on the Village Planning Commission and I want to continue to push for positive changes for our community. My family lives here, and my children go to school here. I have 25 years of experience in community and economic development—business, housing, safety, jobs, real estate development—and I’d like to use my skills to help move the Village forward. I am especially interested in economic development, fiscal management, and safety. I want to cultivate that sense of community, harmony, pride and work toward bringing jobs and businesses to our community.


It's Time For Change!

It is time for Change! It is time we move the Village forward, new ideas, opportunity for all, diversity and inclusion, good fiscal management, sound economic development measures and a Village Board that represents the residents. 

The General Election is an opportunity for you to voice your concerns about how you feel about the direction of the Village and how well have the Village Board represented you. This is why I need your support to address your concerns and voice those issues where people feel disconnected or underrepresented by their elected officials.



Darryl Johnson was born in Milwaukee and the youngest of five children. Educated in Christian values and a graduate of Milwaukee Public Schools, Darryl earned an Undergrad Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Master Business Administration Degree from Cardinal Stritch University. Darryl has received several awards for his economic/community development work:

  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation 2020 Frank Kirkpartrick Award

  • Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development (MANDI) - 2017 Northern Trust Navigator Award

  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Harold E. Eisenberg Next Generation Educational Scholarship


Darryl currently leads Riverworks Development Corporation as their Executive Director and has served in this role for over the past 18 years. He leads, manages, coordinates, and supervises primary program areas: Real Estate Development, Economic Development, Neighborhood Planning & Revitalization, Financial Literacy and Workforce Development.

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Darryl Johnson is an action-oriented community development professional with thirty-plus years of proven experience in successfully creating and managing multiple projects, developing and achieving strategic vision and motivating community members, employees, and volunteers to achieve success. Darryl has demonstrated the ability to influence collaborators, partners, residents and stakeholders through diplomatic and tactful involvement.


Darryl is experienced proponent of diversity and a skilled manager, team leader and facilitator with an exceptional ability to foster cooperative opportunities that support big-picture thinking. Darryl represented organizational values of community development corporations that involve local governments, foundations, residents and the business community which has resulted in community investment, supportive community services, and successful redevelopment projects.

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