Chip Johnson has become a spokesperson for community health and quality of life initiatives, especially those that can be undertaken by local governments. Chip served as a panelist at the CDC’s Weight of the Nation Conference in D.C. and has since been to the White House to be with the First Lady as she announced her Childhood Obesity Initiative.
Chip Johnson is serving his third term as Mayor of the City of Hernando, Mississippi, and previously served a term as an alderman for the city. Chip also previously served one year as President of the Mississippi Municipal League and three years as the Legislative Chairman.
Chip Johnson served with distinction in the United States Submarine Service for six years during the Cold War.
Chip returned to Desoto County in September of 1990 and purchased the franchise that he owned for 20 years. In 2004, Chip was awarded the Dwyer Group’s North American Franchisee of the Year award. He is a member of the Desoto Economic Council where he serves on the Governmental Affairs Committee & the Tax Advisory Committee.
Chip is a Board Member of the Mississippi Bike/Walk and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and has lived in the Southside historic district in Hernando since 1997. Chip is also a member of the North Mississippi Land Trust and the First Presbyterian Church of Hernando.