Brownfields – The City of Hernando was awarded a Brownfields Assessment grant to inventory, assess, and conduct planning, environmental assessments and community involvement related to brownfields sites within the city limits. Brownfields are underutilized or abandoned properties in which future development is complicated by the perception or presence of environmental contaminants. In simple terms, a brownfield is property that is either contaminated or that people think might be contaminated. Many sites now considered brownfields once provided economic vitality and jobs to local communities. For a map of Brownfields sites click here https://mail.cityofhernando.org/BrownfieldsHernandoMS/HernandoPropertyWebMap.htm
The Mississippi Redevelopment Act, administered by the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), is a program designed to encourage economic development on and around environmentally contaminated sites. To promote redevelopment, this act provides incentives to defray the remediation costs associated with cleaning up contaminated property.
Hernando Excel By 5 – Hernando is proud to be a certified Excel By 5 Community!Quality early learning experiences for all children are a key driver of school readiness, vital to improving high school graduation rates, and critical to a community’s economic success. Studies show that children entering kindergarten with the cognitive, social and emotional skills necessary for success are more likely to graduate high school. Our goal is to improve a child’s overall well-being by age five. Hernando Excel by 5 sets forth a variety of standards involving public outreach in education, child care, safety and health through community workshops, events, and parent trainings.
Hernando Excel By 5 offers a free children’s health fair, new parent resource guides, child care trainings, early literacy workshops, car seat safety checks, bicycle safety instruction, distributes child development bags to parents of newborns and promotes early literacy by offering free children’s books at Excel By 5 community wide events.
The Hernando Excel By 5 Coalition consists of members from Apelah Foster Care, Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto, Desoto and Senatobia Children’s Clinics, DeSoto County Schools, First Regional Library, Health Help MS, Hernando Chamber of Commerce, Hernando Head Start, Hernando child care centers, Hernando Parks and Recreation, Methodist Hospital Olive Branch, MSDH, Dr. Glen Steele, OD, with the Eye Center at Southern College of Optometryand other concerned citizens. For more information about Hernando Excel By 5, please contact Gia Matheny at 662-429-9092 or Victoria Penny at 662-429-4439.
4 Rivers Food Hub – 4 Rivers Fresh Foods will provide a convenient way for residents to buy locally grown and produced food. A project of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, the food hub will aggregate, distribute and market locally grown food.
Aaron E. Henry Community Health Center, Coldwater, 643 West Service Drive, Coldwater, MS 38618, (662) 622-7400
Desoto Community Health Center, Southaven, 7535 Airways Blvd, Southaven, MS 38671, (662) 349-6220
Volunteer Northwest Mississippi
Our mission is to develop, promote, and support volunteerism in Desoto County and Northwest Mississippi. We work to match volunteers with non-profit organizations. If you would like to find out more about volunteering in your community or would like to list your volunteer opportunities with us, contact Anna Dickerson, Director of Volunteer Northwest Mississippi at 662.449.5002 or email us at email@example.com. Visit our website at www.volunteernwms.org.
Local Hernando Schools
FOX TV (WHBQ)
Lions Club – contact Leslie Bierman at 662-812-9676
Optimist Club (A’Fair) – http://www.hernandooptimist.org/
Hernando Rotary Club – http://www.rotarydistrict6800.org/district_governor.html
To register to vote, please visit www.desotocountyms.gov
County of DeSoto
District 4 Supervisior – Lee Caldwell
District 5 Supervisior – Harvey Lee
State of Mississippi
MS House of Representatives District 6 – Forrest Hamilton
MS House of Representatives District 25 – Gene Alday
MS State Senate District 1 – Chris Massey
MS State Senate District 19 – David Parker