Marc C. Johnson, Neahkahnie

For nearly 40 years Marc lived and worked in Boise, Idaho as a broadcast journalist, press secretary and chief of staff to Idaho’s governor, and as owner of a regional public affairs and communications firm.

A long-time advocate for the humanities and civic education, Marc served as chair of the Idaho Humanities Council and the Federation of State Humanities Councils and has served as a National Endowment for the Humanities site visitor. He chaired the board of the Boise Public Library and currently serves as vice president of the North Tillamook Library Friends. He also serves on the board of the Nehalem Bay Health District.

His writing has appeared in numerous regional and national publications, and he has taught courses on politics and history at the university level. He is the author of a political biography of Montana New Deal-era Senator Burton K. Wheeler.

Fun Fact:  As a broadcast journalist, Marc has interviewed politicians, writers and artists, including the environmental writer Edward Abbey and Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter.