Posts Tagged ‘Hernando’

Gia Matheny new director of community development for Hernando

by MBJ Staff Published: December 13,2013

Tags: Business, Hernando, Mississippi

Gia Matheny is the new director of community development for the city of Hernando. Matheny previously served as an administrative assistant for the DeSoto Board of Supervisors, and she succeeds Shelly Johnstone, who retired at the end of October. [...]

Shelly Johnstone announces retirement

by MBJ Staff Published: November 8,2013

Tags: Business, Hernando, Mississippi

Hernando’s community development director, Shelly Johnstone, has retired. Johnstone is credited with bringing improved development standards to Hernando, with infrastructure for bicycling and walking. She worked with the city’s parks chief on promoting health through recreation programs and a farmers market. During her watch, in 2010, Hernando received the first Healthiest Hometown Award to be […] [...]

Wills gets new post

by MBJ Staff Published: March 8,2013

Tags: Clayton State University, Hernando, Leigh Wills

DeSoto County looked within its ranks to select Leigh Wills, administrative assistant with the county Tourism Association, as its first community development coordinator. Wills is well known in the area as a member of the Hernando Planning Commission and as manager of the Hernando Farmer’s Market. She is a graduate of Clayton State University in […] [...]

Johnson assumes presidency

by MBJ Staff Published: July 15,2012

Tags: Chip Johnson, Hernando, Joe Cates, Mississippi Municipal League, Southaven

Hernando mayor Chip Johnson has taken over as president of the Mississippi Municipal League. Johnson has been mayor of Hernando for seven years. Johnson was elected MML second vice president in 2010 and just wrapped up his year as first vice president. He is the second league president from DeSoto County; then-mayor Joe Cates of […] [...]

Dunnaway replaces Kennedy

Debbie Dunnaway of Hernando is the new director of DeSoto County’s Emergency E-911 system. The Commercial Appeal reports the longtime assistant has been promoted to the post vacated in August by the retirement of her boss, Jesse Kennedy. Kennedy, who retired at 78, started with the county Communications District in 1990 and was its only […] [...]

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