Elaine Woods Johnson of Dothan is a veteran member, currently serving in her third
term on the Council's board. During her tenture, she has served as Chair of the
Grants Review, Chair of the Long Range Planning and Secretary of the Council.
Mrs. Johnson was founder and first board chairman of the Wiregrass Museum of Art,
founding board member of Dothan Landmarks Foundation, founding board member of Southeast
Alabama Symphony Association and advisory board member of the Southeast Alabama
Dance Company. She was honored with the2010 Lifetime Achievement Award of Southeast
Alabama Community Theatre, Outstanding Friend of the Arts of the Dothan Cultural
Arts Center and received the Alabama State Council on the Arts Governor's Arts Award
for her exceptional service and arts volunteer work. In addition to her arts involvement,
Mrs. Johnson has been named a Rotary Paul Harris fellow and is a Ruling Elder of
Evergreen Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Johnson received her BS and MA from the University of Alabama. She was a professional
educator for 25 years as a classroom teacher, high school counselor, Advanced Placement
Coordinator and director of Gifted Education. Now retired, Mrs. Johnson devotes
her time to her many arts endeavors. She is the widow of Joseph Huntley Johnson,
a Dothan attorney. Elaine Johnson has two children and five grandchildren.
Mrs. Johnson currently serves on the Grants Review Committee for the Council.