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Sunday, April 3, 2022 8:22 AM

Clerk Johnson-Tonkins and Mother Mayor Pro Temp Yvonne Johnson Host Fundraiser



Thursday, March 31, 2022 8:15 AM

Guilford County Clerk of Court Raises Money for Local Food Bank

High Point, NC (March 30, 2022) - Clerk of Court Lisa Johnson-Tonkins and her staff of approximately 150 deputy and assistant clerks raised over $800 in a month for a local food bank in High Point.  Johnson-Tonkins was contacted by food bank operator Josephine Williams who indicated that the food bank, located on Johnson Street in High Point could use monetary donations.  Johnson-Tonkins did not hesitate and immediately took action. 

At the beginning of March, 2022, Johnson-Tonkins announced a different kind of ‘March Madness.’ She allowed her staff to wear jeans and their favorite team gear if they made a small donation towards to the food bank.  “The staff was excited to participate!,” Johnson-Tonkins said.  “In fact, I was asked what the next fundraiser would be.”

This is not the first time Johnson-Tonkins has encouraged her staff to engage in community outreach. In October of 2021, Johnson-Tonkins launched a “Fall Extravaganza” to donate supplies for seniors to the Family Justice Center in High Point.

In prior years, the Clerk’s office has participated in school supply and food supply drives for elementary schools in both Greensboro and High Point.  The office also adopted women and children of Mary’s House in Greensboro.

Johnson-Tonkins’ mission for service extend beyond the courthouse into the community the Clerk’s office serves.


Thursday, March 17, 2022 8:40 AM

Johnson-Tonkins Volunteers At Local Food Bank

HIGH POINT, NC (March 16, 2022) - Lisa Johnson-Tonkins, Clerk of Superior Court for Guilford County, used her lunch to help at the Food Pantry located on Johnson Street in High Point.  She stated, “When I was contacted to help and visit the food pantry, I was impressed by the services they provide to the community and how well it was organized. So I agreed to come help on my lunch hour.”

The Food Pantry is run by Josephine Williams.  Mrs. Williams has a passion for helping people.  “When I met Mrs. Williams we hit it off immediately.  She has the same passion for se4vice that I do, commented Johnson-Tonkins.”  Mrs. Williams provides boxes of food, supplies and other miscellaneous items to this in need in High Point.  “Her energy is infectious and people volunteer cheerfully,” noted Bettye Young-Stewart, a part time employee at the Guilford County Clerk’s office. “She is helping so many people and we are glad to assist with that help.”

If you are interested in assisting the food pantry or know someone in need, visit the Triad Food Pantry at 1311 Johnson Street, High Point, NC.


Saturday, February 19, 2022 4:19 PM

Johnson-Tonkins Attends Court Management Conference

SEATTLE, WA - On February 19, 2022 Guilford County Of Superior Court Lisa Johnson-Tonkins attended the National Association of Court Management (NACM) conference in Bellevue, Washington.  Clerk Johnson-Tonkins was joined by four other North Carolina Clerks of Superior Court.

NACM is the world’s largest organization of court management and provides membership for different kinds of courts and court professionals, such as Trial Court Administrator and Judicial Support Staff.  

While attending the NACM Conference, Clerk Johnson-Tonkins participated in training sessions that focused on Ethics and the Future of Courts, Workforce Diversity Retention Project and Guardianship Reform just to name a few. Johnson-Tonkins stated that “the conference was very beneficial, especially the portion involving guardianship reform because it aligns with the type of work a in North Carolina does on a daily basis as Judge of Probate.”

Clerk Johnson-Tonkins states that she is committed to improving the processes of court management and is glad she had the opportunity to attend the conference to provide a better service of the Guilford County Clerk of Court.


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