Wealden District Councillor for Frant & Wadhurst (along with Cllr Bob Standley), Johanna Howell was elected in 2007. She is Chairman of the council's Planning North committee and a member of:
- Joint Planning Committee North and South
- Local Plan Sub-Committee
- Planning Committee North (Chairman)
- Planning Committee South (Reserve)
and appointed to the East Sussex Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee.
Johanna is also a Frant Parish Councillor.
Along with Bob Standley, Johanna has been elected district councillor for the new Frant & Wadhurst Ward (including Bells Yew Green, Rushers Cross and Mark Cross) in May 2019's district council election.