Mayor of Hernando

On behalf of the City of Hernando I would like to extend to you a warm welcome to Mississippi’s Front Porch!

Hernando is a city steeped in tradition yet progressive at the same time.  We understand that our past gives us meaning, both in the dignified historic buildings that we are proud to protect, and in the events that shaped us as a community.  But as one of the most highly desired and fastest growing cities in the state and region, we realize that we must anticipate needs, plan well and respond appropriately in a rapidly changing environment.

Through successful  city initiatives and the investment efforts of the private sector Hernando is moving in a direction that has put it on the map as one of the most appealing communities in the Mid South, if not the entire country.  Hernando has placed a strong emphasis on creating a healthy and sustainable community, including offering curbside recycling, supporting a vibrant Farmers Market, administering strong development standards, and providing quality recreation facilities and programs.  The city also places a high premium on being pedestrian and bicycle friendly and taking great care of our valuable natural resources.

With low taxes, excellent schools, exceptional neighborhoods, and great transportation access  (Hernando is now at the crossroads of Interstates 55 and 69), Hernando is a destination of choice for many families and businesses.

We thank you for your interest in Hernando and welcome you to experience all of the things that make Hernando the unique place that it is.

Whether you are visiting, or call Hernando your home, we look forward to seeing you around town – maybe at our wonderful Farmers Market on the historic Courthouse Square, shopping at one of our beautifully designed retail centers or shops, or taking a leisurely stroll on one of the many sidewalks in town.

If you are considering Hernando as a location for a new business, thinking about moving here, or just visiting, we would be happy to discuss all the possibilities with you. Please give us a call and we will help in any way that we can.

Chip Johnson
Mayor, City of Hernando