Jan 21, 2022
Metro Council Woman Courtney Johnston

Courtney Johnston grew up in Alexandria, Louisiana where her parents were both very active in politics and community service. Her father served as the City Attorney and her mother was incredibly active in the community serving as the President of the Junior League, the Arts Council, and several other boards throughout the city. Courtney graduated from LSU with a bachelor’s degree in Finance while on scholarship for vocal performance. She moved to Nashville in 2001 right after graduating.  Her professional career began with Deutsche Bank where she was a debt reorganization specialist. After a few years, she began working for a catering company and quickly became partner in that company. It didn’t take too long before she stepped out on her own and opened her own restaurant and catering company, Acklen Park Cafe and Catering, in 2009 on West End Avenue. She sold that business in 2012. Wanting a career change, she opened a distribution company in the field of medical sales. After meeting her husband in 2014, the couple decided to work collaboratively. With his experience as a general contractor for 20 years, she began her real estate career, and they enjoy working together on projects often.

Throughout her time in Nashville, Courtney has been active in several different organizations beginning with the Junior Chamber of Commerce. She has served as President of the Nashville Chapter of the LSU Alumni Association for the past 10 years. She has enjoyed fundraising for both CASA of Nashville and Amputee Blade Runners through an annual golf tournament. She also serves on the Legislative Committee of the Nashville Association of Realtors and is a member of the South Nashville Civitan Club. She’s lived in Crieve Hall since 2005 and has been a very active member of the Crieve Hall Neighborhood Association Board.

Since being elected to the Metro Council in 2019, she has poured herself in to serving her neighbors as well as leading the charge on very important county wide policy.  Among other committees on which she has serves and chaired, she was chosen to serve on the Covid 19 Financial Oversight Committee which recommends allocations from CARES Act and American Rescue Plan funds throughout the community to the Council.  She is passionate about public service and thoroughly enjoys serving her community in this capacity.