Mayor Johnson has served on Ashland City City Council as Ward 1 Representative since 2002. He is retired from the State of Tennessee where he worked in the areas of public health and environment. Since retirement, he has worked part-time in the construction industry as a licensed general contractor and building maintenance supervisor.
He is an Ashland City native and attended Cheatham County public schools. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from Austin Peay State University. Rick also completed graduate work in Public Health Administration and is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (retired). He and his wife, Adrian, have three adult children: Drew, Allison and Clint.