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Commissioner Among Those To Be Inducted


Oklahoma County Commissioner Willa Johnson (Dem., District I) is among the five scheduled to be inducted into the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame.

Induction ceremonies will begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Montellano Event Center, 11200 N. Eastern Ave.

Commissioner Johnson was the first African-American woman elected to serve on the Oklahoma City Council.

She represented Ward 7 for 14 years and was then elected Oklahoma County commissioner for District 1 in 2007, and reelected in 2010 and 2014.

She is a 2017 recipient of the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women’s Kate Barnard Award.

In 2014, Commissioner Johnson was inducted into the Oklahoma African-American Hall of Fame.

The event is sponsored by the Oklahoma Conference on the Status of Women.

In addition to Commissioner Johnson, those to be inducted are:

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