T. Chris Johnson, Tax Commissioner

Chris Johnson Headshot

Tederell “Chris” Johnson was born in Glennville, Georgia and later moved to Augusta, where he was educated in the Richmond County Public School System. He attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. 

Commissioner Johnson began working at Savannah River Site in 1989, working for the Department of Energy Contractors, DuPont, Westinghouse, Washington Group and Savannah River Remediation. He served in positions of increasing responsibility to include Radiological Controls Supervision and Management, Public Affairs, Operations Integrations, Operations Management, Equal Employment Opportunity Investigations, Human Resources Operations, and Operations Training. Commissioner Johnson retired from Savannah River Remediation in October 2012, accepting the position of Chief Deputy Tax Commissioner for Richmond County, where he oversaw all Motor Vehicle and Property Tax Operations. 

Commissioner Johnson is a United States Naval Reserve Veteran, a youth pastor, and a seminarian. He also has a strong interest in Blight Remediation, Urban Redevelopment, and Real Property Development as indicated by his involvement as Chairman of The Augusta Georgia Land Bank Authority - a role he has been in for 9 years. He also has a passion for youth ministry, youth development, and the health and the wellbeing of Augustans, and is involved with organizations that focus on these areas. Organizations past and present in his community service include: 

  • Chairman of The Augusta, Georgia Land Bank Authority 
  • Youth Pastor, Greater Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Church 
  • Advisor, Project Impact 
  • Board Member of Christ Community Health Services 
  • Leadership Augusta Advisory Board
  • Leadership Augusta Class of 2014
  • Board Member of City View Seminary of Augusta, Georgia
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees of Greater Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Church
  • Board Member of Virginia College Business School Advisory Board 
  • Board Member of The Savannah River Site Diversity Board of Directors
  • Chairman of The Savannah River Site First Line Managers Advisory Board 
  • Member, Lake Forest Hills Elementary PTO Board of Directors

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