August 1, 2022
LMSA Welcomes Nicole Whittington-Johnson
“As a small-business owner, educator, and health expert, I have focused my career on building community. I have done this through cultural awareness, increasing equity, and access for all.”
Langley Main Street Association’s Board of Directors is excited to welcome Nicole Whittington-Johnson as its new Executive Director. Nicole’s experience and passion dovetails with LMSA’s mission “to cultivate the vitality of Langley’s downtown district through the promotion of community, culture, history, and commerce.”
Nicole graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition-Dietetics. It was there that she met her future husband, Kenneth Johnson, a life-long South Whidbey resident, and they now live in Clinton with their two small children.
Nicole’s background in nutrition and her passion for community led her to the South Whidbey School Farm, where she became the Culinary Arts Program Coordinator, designing and facilitating culinary classes for Kindergarten through 8th grade, with respect to seasonal produce and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) methods. Nicole’s work at the SW School Farm prepared her for a position as the Island County Public Health Coordinator SNAP-ED (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education), where she implemented programs that help people lead healthy, active lives.
Nicole begins her new role as LMSA Executive Director on August 1, and she looks forward to deepening her connection to the city of Langley and helping to guide LMSA in its projects and programs throughout the downtown district.
The Board of Directors would like to thank Stacie Burgua for stepping in as Interim Executive Director for the past seven months. Stacie will be assisting with Nicole’s training as ED, and then will re-join the board and step into the role of Org Committee Chair in September.