Dr. Eric Anthony Johnson

Chief of Economic Development and Neighborhood Services, City of Dallas

Dr. Eric Anthony Johnson is an accomplished urban redevelopment leader, consistently delivering results over his career by leveraging a solid academic, real estate development, community engagement and policy background. In his current role as Chief, Economic Development, Housing and Neighborhood Services for Dallas, Texas. Dr. Johnson has oversight of housing, urban planning and design, historic preservation and economic development. In 2019-2020, Dr. Johnson was chosen to serve as a Michael Rubiner Community Fellow through the Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) for his innovative work in affordable housing strategy. In his previous role as the Community Development Director for the City of Bloomington, Minnesota, Dr. Johnson was responsible for the divisions of real estate assessing, building and inspections, environmental health & housing inspections, special projects, planning and development review, housing and redevelopment authority and the port authority.