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555 S. Washington Avenue
Titusville, FL 32796
Phone: 321-567-3702
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The City of Titusville, Florida / City Council / Council Member Johnson Biography

Walt Johnson


Mayor Johnson was born in Queens, NY in 1945.
Mr. Johnson served in the United States Air Force from 1965 to 1969.  During that time as a Certified Combat Crew Member, he was awarded, among other recognitions, the United States Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters for "Extended Air Flights Under Hazardous Conditions";  Honorably Discharged in 1969 as a Non-Commissioned Officer.

Mr. Johnson moved to Brevard County in 1969.  At that time he started, with partner Ed Schumers, Ocean Foods Inc., consisting of two-retail seafood markets in South Brevard.  After successfully selling Ocean Foods in 1974, together with partners Rodney Thompson and Ed Schumers, built a rock shrimp and scallop processing plant at Port Canaveral, Ponce Seafood Inc.  In 1976, Sand Point Inn was built in Titusville (later called Steamers Seafood Restaurant) and, in 1978; the three partners built, Pelican Point Inn, Cocoa Beach (now Squid-lips Seafood Restaurant). The Partnership became Point Inns Restaurants Inc. at that time. Ponce Seafood Inc. and Point Inns Restaurants Inc. employed over 325 people.  Mr. Johnson was President and Chief Operating Officer of the restaurants until they were successfully sold. 

After a period of semi-retirement, Mr. Johnson took a position serving the dual position as Executive Director of the Space Coast EDC and Economic Development Director for the City of Titusville from 1998 until his retirement in Jan. 2006. 

Mr. Johnson was elected to Titusville City Council in Nov. 2006 - 2010 again in 2010 - 2014.  He was appointed by the City Council to serve as Vice Mayor from Nov. 2010 - Nov. 2012 and from Nov. 2014 to Nov. 2016. Mr. Johnson was elected Mayor in Nov. 2016.

In 1981, Mr. Johnson married the former Theresa Tidmore of Titusville/Mims Florida.
They have three Children and six grandchildren.  All three children attended Astronaut HS. 

During his career, Mr. Johnson served the community on multiple civic or governmental boards and commissions as listed below (not in chronological order). 

Ocean Foods Inc IHB, FL. Vice President
Ponce Seafood Inc. Port Canaveral, FL Vice President & COO
Point Inn Restaurants Inc. Titusville, FL President & CEO
Brevard Restaurant Association Vice President
Titusville Chamber of Commerce Board Member & Chairman (1992)
Titusville Housing Authority Commissioner
Port Canaveral Seafood Festival Co-Founder & Co-Chairman 1st year & Chairman 5th Year
The Space Coast EDC (Titusville) Executive Director & Chairman
North Brevard Medical Support (PMC) Executive Board & Chairman
Titusville Little League Vice President
Brevard County Tourist Development Council Member (1991-1999) Chairman (1996)
Brevard Nature Alliance Founding Member & Sec/Treasurer
Brevard Workforce Development Executive Board & Chairman High Skills/High Wage Committee
Titusville Equity Study Commission Chairman
Space Coast Economic Development Commission Board President
EDC of Florida’s Space Coast (Brevard County) Executive Board & Treasurer
Spaceport Rotary Club President
Titusville Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year 1997
Florida Space Commerce Park Board Board Member
Confined Space Simulator Advisory Board Board Member
Space Coast World Trade Council Board Member
Transformation Titusville Board Member, Chairman Team #6
Titusville Community Development Block Grant Board Member
Brevard County Tourist Development Council Council Member (2007-Present)
Brevard County Parks and Recreation Council City Council Liaison
Space Coast EDC City Council Liaison
Titusville Renaissance Member



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