The Luther Automotive Group

accessories manager leaves legacy of service to community

Chris and Curt Johnson

Chris Johnson is congratulated by GM Curt Johnson.

Brookdale Chevrolet Accessories Manager Chris Johnson has retired.  He grew up just six blocks from the

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

dealership, and, except for time in the military, he never left the Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park areas.

Aptly described as a community figure, Johnson has been instrumental in connecting with the city of Brooklyn Center and its people.  Dealership staff members celebrated a luncheon in his honor and representatives from the police department were on hand to recognize him.

Monique Drier, left, with the Brooklyn Center Police honored Chris Johnson at a luncheon event.

Monique Drier, left, with the Brooklyn Center Police honored Chris Johnson at a luncheon event.

“Thank you for everything.  We appreciate you,” said Police Community Liaison Monique Drier.  “I know the department does.”

Drier and Johnson laid the groundwork for a popular youth soccer program in the community, and Johnson has helped to bring in hundreds of people to the store for various local events.  He drove a 1966 Chevy pickup in parades and coordinated with the Community Emergency Assistance Program to provide relief.

Johnson’s time in the car business began in 1973, most of it in car sales, until he came to Luther Auto.  Johnson said he still plans to stay active in the community, and with the Rotary Club.

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