Ruth Johnson
Community Development Advocates of Detroit

Ruth Johnson, JD, is the Public Policy Director at Community Development Associates of Detroit. CDAD views its policy work as fulfilling its mission to serve as an advocate for the community development industry, neighborhoods and its members as a foundation for a strong City of Detroit.

She is a dynamic leader and a joyful servant who helps community stakeholders and organizations build their power; enhance their knowledge and skills; and nurture relationships with decision makers. Ruth has experience working with hard to reach and underserved communities including racial and ethnic minorities, language and literacy differences, and the very young and the very old.