Derek Johnson

Derek Johnson


The Honourable Derek Johnson was first elected as the MLA for Interlake in 2016 and re-elected in the new constituency of Interlake-Gimli in 2019. As an MLA, he was a member of Treasury Board and, until his appointment as Minister of Municipal Relations, served as Government Whip.

Before his election to the Legislature, Minister Johnson served as a councillor for the RM of St. Laurent from 2010 to 2014 with responsibilities that included Finance, Drainage, and Emergency Services. During his time on council, he also served on the West Interlake Planning District and helped guide his community through the unprecedented flood of 2011.

In addition to serving in elected office, Minister Johnson worked for many years as a Financial Advisor in the Interlake area and as Assistant Branch Manager for a local financial institution.

He was born and raised in Oak Point, which his family has called home for the past four generations. He is a proud to call the Interlake home and lives along the shores of Lake Manitoba with his wife Tara and their two children.

Minister's Message


Welcome to Manitoba Municipal Relations. This site is your portal to a network of programs and partnerships we have established with municipalities, planning districts and community organizations with the shared goal of building and maintaining strong communities across the province.

Our team provides training, advice, technical analysis and funding related to such significant areas of community development as infrastructure, land management, neighbourhood revitalization and local capacity building for service delivery.

Our department works directly with the City of Winnipeg and all Manitoba municipalities as well as the Association of Manitoba Municipalities and other entities to develop new funding models, update existing ones and streamline the funding application process to ensure provincial funds are invested wisely on behalf of Manitobans.

We appreciate your visit here today and invite you to explore the teamwork that results in a stronger Manitoba for all of us.

Honourable Derek Johnson
Minister of Municipal Relations