Mayor Allen Latimer

On June 4, 2013, Allen Latimer was elected to become the 5th Mayor of Horn Lake. Mayor Latimer assumed the duties of the Office of Mayor on July 1, 2013.

Mayor Allen Latimer

Mayor Latimer is the son of Roger and Lucille Latimer, who owned and operated Bullfrog Corner Store from 1924-1969. He attended grades 1-12 at Horn Lake School–by the railroad and graduated from high school in 1965. From there he attended and graduated from Northwest Community College and Christian Brothers College.

Allen met and married Joan in 1978. They have one daughter–Colleen– and 2 grandchildren–Courtney and Cole.

Later, he owned and operated Goodman Road Package Store in Horn Lake for 27 years. He has taught school at Southaven High School from 2001 to 2013. He is a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sons of American Revolution, and Knights of Columbus. He has been a member of Christ the King Parish over 40 years. He served on the Board of Supervisors of DeSoto County for 8 years until 2011.

Mayor’s Office

The Mayor’s Office is open from 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday. If you would like to see the Mayor in regard to an issue, you may contact Arianne "AJ" Linville, she will be glad to help you with any issues you may have and direct you to the correct department. 

To contact the Mayor you may call 662-342-3502 or e-mail

Board Meetings

Mayor and Board of Aldermen meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of every month beginning at 6 p.m. In the event you would like to address the Mayor and Board as a whole, you must submit your name(s) and a summary of the matter(s) to be presented to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen at least five (5) working days in advance of the meeting to the Mayor or City Clerk.