Ben Johnson

Staff Planner

Ben brings a combination of experience in public outreach and neighborhood planning, with technical expertise in real estate, to the MFA team. Before coming to MFA, he led extensive public engagement efforts for a neighborhood-based affordable housing developer. He facilitated stakeholders coming together to craft a vision for the future of the community and helped…

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It is exciting and challenging to work with clients and community members to reimagine the spaces that they interact with and craft plans that address their unique goals and aspirations.
It is exciting and challenging to work with clients and community members to reimagine the spaces that they interact with and craft plans that address their unique goals and aspirations.
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Who is Ben Johnson?

Ben brings a combination of experience in public outreach and neighborhood planning, with technical expertise in real estate, to the MFA team. Before coming to MFA, he led extensive public engagement efforts for a neighborhood-based affordable housing developer. He facilitated stakeholders coming together to craft a vision for the future of the community and helped get residents engaged in bringing this vision to fruition. This work culminated in large-scale mixed-use development that was guided by resident leadership and incorporated affordable housing, a new public high school, health services, youth arts programming, and public open space.

Outside of work, Ben enjoys exploring Seattle, hiking, and reading.

Education

Master of Urban Planning with Real Estate specialization, University of Washington

Bachelor of Social Work, Calvin College

Community Engagement Professional Certificate, NeighborWorks America

Certifications

Urban Land Institute, Associate Member