Throughout his career, Jay Johnson was a strong advocate for education, particularly in the area of hazardous materials training. During his 12 years on the San Mateo, CA Local 2400 Executive Board, Johnson served as secretary, vice president and district representative. And upon his passing, he bequeathed the majority of his estate to the W.H. “Howie” McClennan Scholarship Fund.
His generosity will provide educational opportunities in the form of grants, scholarships and awards for children and dependents of fire fighters who are killed in the line of duty.
On Monday, July 14, delegates at the 52nd IAFF Convention passed Resolution 21 recognizing brother Johnson’s dedication and service to the people of San Mateo, to his brothers and sisters in IAFF Local 2400, and to the IAFF and future educational opportunities of the children and dependents of our fallen brothers and sisters.
The resolution was adopted unanimously, after which President Schaitberger took a point of privilege to call Johnson’s endowment “one tremendous contribution to the children and dependents of fallen members and our union.”