Jay Johnson, town manager for the town of Oakland, will retire from his position on June 30 after a 50-year career in city administration. Johnson has been the town manager of Oakland since 2020. Before coming to Oakland, Johnson has served in numerous city management roles in Tennessee and elsewhere, including six years with the city of Shelbyville, 15 with the city of Franklin, seven as the chief administrative officer of Collierville, and two years with Mt. Pleasant. Johnson has also served city management roles in Toccoa, Ga.; Anniston, Ala.; and Ponca City, Okla.; to name a few. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Southern Illinois University, is an accredited Tennessee city recorder, and has manager credentials from ICMA.