PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA . . . The Prince William Board of County Supervisors announced Elijah Johnson as Deputy County Executive overseeing the Human Services agencies in Prince William County. The Board created the position on Sept. 23, 2014, in an effort to provide greater administrative oversight of all human services agencies, including Community Services, Area Agency on Aging, Department of Social Services and Housing and Community Development. The position also will assist in the management of state-supported human services agencies providing assistance in Prince William County, and work with the many community non-profits who provide invaluable service to Prince William County residents. “Human Services is the third largest area of government in Prince William County after schools and public safety,” said Corey Stewart, Chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. “The Board recognizes that it needs someone who can help our human service agencies meet the needs of our residents and manage the multiple funding sources for human services, which often include state and federal revenues. Mr. Johnson was a clear choice to fill this role and make certain Prince William County continues to meet the needs of the community.”
Mr. Johnson has served Prince William County for the past seven years as Director of the Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD). During Mr. Johnson’s term as director of OHCD, he led the division from “Troubled” status by the U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development to “High Performer” in two years.
“Prince William County is a wonderful community,” said Johnson. “I have enjoyed my time as the Director of Housing and Community Development, and I am privileged to have an opportunity to work alongside so many dedicated employees to serve this community.”
Prior to working in Prince William County, Mr. Johnson served as the Housing Programs Supervisor with the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority. He is a graduate of Hampton University with a B.A. in Mathematics, and resides with his wife in Herndon, Va.