Eric Johnson was appointed DeKalb Township Supervisor on December 8, 2010. Since his appointment Eric has been actively searching for ways the township can be more efficient while expanding high quality, cost effective services to the residents of DeKalb Township. Through his work with the township Eric has become an active member of the DCEDC, Networking for Families, and Senior Services Providers. He has also been appointed by the DeKalb County Board to the General Assistance Appeals Board and the DeKalb County Community Services Administrative Board. In 2011 Eric was named to the State Treasurer’s Local Government Advisory Committee by Treasurer Dan Rutherford.
Eric was previously elected to the DeKalb County Board (2002-2006) and, at the time, was one of the youngest elected officials in the state. While on the County Board he was chosen by the County Board Chairman to serve as Chairman of an ad-hoc committee, formed to rewrite the county board operating rules. Eric was subsequently appointed to the DeKalb Township Board (2003 – 2005), and served concurrently on both legislative bodies.
Eric received a Bachelors degree in Political Science from Northern Illinois University in 2005 and his Juris Doctor from Northern Illinois University’s College of Law in 2010. He is also an alumnus of the NIU College of Law Agen, France Program; a study abroad program that focuses on European Union Law and the French Legal System. Eric and his wife Jennifer reside in the city of DeKalb with their son Benjamin.