ANGELINE JOHNSON is a scholar and practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in community and economic development. Having served in cities throughout the U.S., she has worked with nonprofit and government agencies to build collective synergy for community change. Angeline holds a B.A. in geography and an MPA in public administration from The University of Toledo, as well as a master’s in planning from the University of Southern California. Angeline is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in spatially integrated social sciences at The University of Toledo, where she is focusing her research on quality of life disparities related to race and ethnicity, housing, income, and class.
Wichita is working to bring economic opportunity to low-income and underdeveloped neighborhoods. The City Manager’s Office is partnering with FUSE executive fellow Angeline Johnson to create a blueprint for effective, multi-stakeholder economic development in these areas as well as the city’s Opportunity Zones. She is also helping the city align with community partners and stakeholders for projects, bringing together partnerships that will result in improvements to housing, infrastructure, and economic vitality in underserved communities.