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Helen Price Johnson

Photo of Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson

Elected to the Island County Board of Commissioners in 2008, Helen Price Johnson served as Board Chair in 2010, 2015 and again in 2018.

She has made it a priority to balance the County budget and restructure local government to efficiently and effectively provide vital services to our community. She believes that collaborative efforts with other jurisdictions are a key strategy in this effort.

Protecting our islands’ natural resources and quality of life is important to Price Johnson as well supporting a vibrant economy and affordable housing for our families. Previous to her current position, Price Johnson owned and operated small businesses on South Whidbey Island for 25 years in the retail and construction trades. She served two terms and is a past president of the South Whidbey School District Board of Directors.

A Clinton resident, she and her husband grew up on Whidbey Island, raised their four grown children here, and have two adorable grandchildren.


These are some of the other boards and organizations where she serves:

  • Island Watershed Local Integrating Organization, Chair;
  • Regional Transportation Policy Board, Chair;
  • Island County Law and Justice Committee;
  • Island County Board of Health;
  • Whidbey Community Foundation, Board of Directors;
  • Northwest Regional Council – Agency on Aging;
  • Washington Counties Insurance Fund, Past President;
  • Puget Sound Partnership Salmon Recovery Council and Ecosystem Coordinating Board;
  • Washington Association of Counties, Coastal Caucus;
  • Washington Association of Counties, Legislative Steering Committee;
  • Washington Association of Counties, Federal Relations Task Force; and
  • Washington Association of Counties, Past President/Executive Committee;