(This title is awarded by Local Government NSW (LGNSW), the peak industry association that represents the interests of all NSW Councils. To qualify for the title Emeritus Mayor a Councillor must have served a minimum of three one-year terms as Mayor. Cr Johns served two terms as Sutherland Shire Council Mayor and one term as Rockdale City Council Mayor).
Party: Liberal Party (NSW).
Served at the former Rockdale City Council 1995-2004 including one Mayoral term 1998-1999.
First elected to Sutherland Shire Council in 2004. Previously served as Mayor 2012-13 and 2014-15.
Recipient of the Local Government NSW Outstanding Service Award in 2016 for 20 years service as a Councillor in Local Government.
Cr Johns was the previous Acting President NSW Liberal Party and Former Vice President Liberal Party NSW. He was re-elected to Council in 2016 and now has over 25 years experience as a local Government Councillor.
Cr Johns owns and operates a local manufacturing company that operates in the water infrastructure industry. Previously he had senior roles in the Water Infrastructure and Chemical industries.
Currently a member of the following Standing Committees:
- Corporate Governance Committee
- Shire Infrastructure and Public Domain Committee
- Shire Strategic Planning Committee
Currently a member of the following Sub-Committees:
Currently a member of the following External Committees:
- Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councillors (Voting Delegate)