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Victoria grew up in Burleson. After marrying Phillip, they decided to return to her hometown to put down roots. They have two children: Audrey, age 5, who started Kindergarten this school year and Oliver, age 3, who attends a wonderful Mother's Day Out Program in town. The Johnson family lives in the Plantation development on the east side of town. As a family, they enjoy walking to Oak Valley North Park, feeding ducks at Bailey Lake, running around Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza and shopping at the Farmer's Market.
Victoria is a passionate community advocate who has served Burleson in numerous capacities both professionally and through her volunteer work. From her experience, she understands the interworkings of the City when it comes to education, health care, community needs, economic development and addressing our underserved populations.
Following college, Victoria served Burleson and Johnson County as a Congressional aide. As a Field Representative, she worked directly with the citizens; meeting with constituents, serving as a liaison to the federal government and partnering with local officials to address community needs. While serving in this position, she was a part of several major projects that were beneficial to the citizens of Burleson from easing traffic with the expansion of East Renfro to addressing health needs of our underserved community with the purchase of a new Mobile Health Bus for Huguley Hospital.
While employed with the City of Burleson, Victoria helped with the recruitment and retention of businesses, as well as providing pertinent legislative updates to Council during the Legislative Session. She had the unique opportunity to represent the City at trade shows and conventions that brought attention to the then newly developed business park. She worked with businesses leaders to develop relationships with the City, partnered with the Chamber of Commerce to support local business as well as researched new opportunities throughout the metroplex to help recruit new opportunities to Burleson.
Victoria worked for Texas Health Huguley Hospital, following the City, where she expanded the community outreach efforts of the hospital. Partnering with local efforts such as Be Healthy Burleson to promote healthy living, education of health risks, public health fairs and community movement events such as Walking for Wellness and the Be Healthy 5K. She promoted hospital resources, physicians and health services to assist the community in making the best health care decisions for their families.
As Director of Communications for the Burleson Independent School District, Victoria was responsible for promoting and enhancing communication with parents, students, staff and the community at-large. She assisted in developing a new, user-friendly website and grew the district's social media presence. She believes the best part of her job was sharing the successes of the district: classes and clubs winning competitions; student awards, scholarships and signing days; staff achieving new certifications and degrees and so much more.
After many years as a Meals on Wheels volunteer, Victoria served as Director of Community Engagement before making the decision to stay home to focus on family. Our senior population is one of our most vulnerable, with life expectancy increasing, even the most independent individuals can begin to experience physical decline or financial hardship that can put that independence into question. Families and support systems are often geographically further away and as a result, our senior population can be left behind. Victoria's role was to promote volunteer and giving opportunities to ensure that the personal and valuable lifeline of Meals on Wheels continues to thrive. When a volunteer visits a Meals on Wheels client, they are delivering much more than a nutritious meal, it is also a well-being check and a social interaction that so many look forward to each day.
Victoria is passionate about giving back to her hometown. In the words of a local church marquee, "you can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving." She served as a Rotarian in Burleson for 10 years, 7 of those as a Board Member, coordinating community service activities on behalf of the Club. These included community improvement projects such as helping a homeowner with yard work, painting or small repair projects in partnership with the City's Code Compliance department. Partnering with the BISD elementary libraries to donate books on behalf of weekly speakers to the Club. As well as providing support to community events such as Founder's Day, the Burleson Honey Tour Bike Ride, Be Healthy 5K and more.
Other Volunteer Roles have included:
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Board Member
Burleson Mayor's Youth Council, Adult Voting Member
Burleson Character Council Committee Member
Burleson Relay for Life Committee, Burleson Goes Purple Chair for 2 consecutive years
St. Ann Catholic Church Kindergarten Catechism Aide
Junior League of Fort Worth
Ambassador to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Awards and Recognitions
Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, 2016
Rotarian of the Year, 2012
Johnson County 20 under 40, Community Life Magazine, 2012
Education and Training
Victoria is a 2002 graduate of Burleson High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Texas State University in 2006. She completed the Burleson Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Burleson program in 2008 and the Junior League of Fort Worth's All A-board Leadership training program in 2016.