LYNN JOHNSON; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 154
(Extensions of Remarks - September 26, 2017)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                              LYNN JOHNSON


                           HON. ED PERLMUTTER

                              of colorado

                    in the house of representatives

                      Tuesday, September 26, 2017

  Mr. PERLMUTTER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and applaud 
Lynn Johnson for receiving the West Chamber's 2017 Jefferson County 
Hall of Fame Award.
  The Hall of Fame Award recognizes outstanding individuals who have 
significant, long-lasting impacts through their leadership and 
contributions to Jefferson County's economy, community and legacy. 
Known for her dedication in helping children, families, and those who 
need it most, Lynn has faithfully served Jefferson County and greater 
Colorado for over twenty years. Lynn began her career as a probation 
and parole officer with the United States Courts where she was 
responsible for supervising offenders with mental health problems and 
those convicted of sex offenses. Later she acted as a policy advisor 
for Governor Bill Owens before assuming the position of Chief of Staff 
to the Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton in 2003. Following this 
position, Lynn managed her own consulting firm which specialized in 
issues regarding mental health, high risk youth, developmental 
disabilities, child welfare and early childhood education. In that 
role, Lynn helped develop programs related to juvenile justice, 
prioritizing children and familial wellbeing.
  During her career, Lynn was appointed to various task forces by three 
different Colorado Governors including Welfare Reform, Youth Leadership 
Commission, and most recently, Colorado's Human Trafficking Council. 
Lynn currently serves as the Executive Director of Jefferson County 
Human Services which includes Divisions of Head Start, Career and 
Family Services, Community Assistance, Workforce and Youth and Families 
(Child Welfare). Earlier this year, she was nominated by President 
Trump to be the Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children 
and Families acknowledging the impact of Lynn's tireless service and 
instrumental contributions to Colorado's community as well as her 
potential to influence national policy.
  I extend my deepest congratulations to Lynn Johnson for this well-
deserved recognition by the West Chamber of Jefferson County.