Chip's Vision for Hernando
My vision for our city is to protect Hernando’s quality of life, ensure that our property values are protected, and provide a place that every citizen of Hernando is proud to call home. I plan to use my experience and leadership skills to move our city forward by promoting and preserving the highest standards for Hernando. It is also important to maintain high standards and expectations for Customer Service and to treat every citizen with respect.
The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives in profound and unprecedented ways. It is safe to say that most all of us have been affected by Covid-19. The Covid-19 pandemic has hammered local small businesses vital to our economy. Hernando’s small businesses are in a vulnerable position. Loans may help many of them in the short run. But when the crisis is over, many businesses will have already permanently shut their doors. These impacts on small businesses have broad economic effects for at least two reasons. One, small businesses are an important avenue for economic mobility; they allow enterprising individuals to become economically independent. Two, small businesses employ nearly half of the US labor force and are a major source of US job creation and productivity growth. They reinforce the direction of growth or contraction of the entire economy. How our small businesses recover from this pandemic will likely determine the pace of the national economic recovery. We need to strongly support our locally owned small businesses.