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Meet Harry

About Chairman Harry Johnston:

Cherokee County Commission Chairman 2018 to 2022
District 1 Cherokee County Commissioner 2000 to 2014
Cherokee County Planning Commission 1996 to 2000
Chairman of the Planning Commission 1998 to 2000

Near Lifelong County Resident. Married for 45 years to Rebecca Wheeler Johnston, a sixth generation Cherokee County resident. Both graduates of Cherokee High School. Two grown children graduated from Cherokee County Schools, and three grandchildren.

Certified Public Accountant
Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in finance & accounting from Georgia State University
Retired in 2017 from a 42-year career in accounting & financial management for Georgia Power and Southern Company

Currently serves as:

Vice Chair of the Cherokee County Health Board
Member of the Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority
Member of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)
ARC Air Quality & Transportation Committee
ARC Governance committees
Vice Chair of the ACCG Pension Board of trustees

As commissioner:
Served on the County Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, leading the effort for more parks in our county

Served as Chairman of the City of Canton’s Board of Zoning Appeals
Member of the city’s Historical Preservation Committee

Lifelong conservative Republican
Long-time and committed, active member of the Cherokee Republican Party since 1996
Served as:
Precinct chair
Area precinct chair and member of county committee
Charter member of the Cherokee County Teenage Republicans in 1968

Extensive civic and community involvement:

Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Canton
Lieutenant governor of the Georgia District of Kiwanis
Cherokee YMCA, Chairman and Board member, chosen as the Volunteer of the Year Served as a Cherokee County Library Trustee
Active participant in the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce
Graduate of Leadership Cherokee
Active Member of the Cherokee Historical Society.
Lifelong Baptist Sunday School Teacher. Deacon and Church Treasurer. Choir member



Johnston for Chairman
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