Director, Community Development and Crime Prevention
Deron Johnston is director of the Brownsville Community Justice Center. He oversees day-to-day operations, manages partnerships with city agencies and resources, oversees the development and execution of various programs, mobilizes stakeholders, and develops strategies to improve public safety. Deron also develops and coordinates place-based projects that focus on the development, beautification, and maintenance of Brownsville’s business and residential districts. With a background in education, sociology (BA), and business (MBA), and a fondness for facilitating change through the arts, Deron uses a multi-disciplinary approach to development and programming to lead initiatives at the Justice Center.