The ArtScene Backstage Award
Recognizes extraordinary service to the arts through behind-the-scenes efforts.
Lynn Johnson has served as Director of the City of Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department since 2000. He values the community’s legacy of a strong parks system, and the support of community residents for enhancing and expanding the system evidenced by several recent successful fundraising campaigns. Lynn works closely with Public Art Lincoln in placement of artworks in Lincoln’s public spaces. Lynn’s education background is in landscape architecture with degrees from Washington State University and Kansas State University. His professional experience includes serving as Planning and Construction Manager for Lincoln Parks and Recreation, working as a community and parks planner in Washington State, and teaching at Kansas State University. Lynn and his wife Susan have two grown daughters, and share leisure interests of cycling, hiking and gardening.