Savannah honored Otis Johnson, the city's 64th mayor, with the unveiling of his official portrait on Thursday. The portrait will be displayed in the Hall of Mayors at city hall. It is something that Johnson says he has been waiting for since he took office in 2004.
Johnson tells WTOC that he has been hard at work on his biography since leaving office but has looked forward to the distinction and to finally see the painting in person.
"It is quite an honor and only a few will have that honor. I appreciate it very much. I think the painting is fantastic. It is amazing what you can do with airbrushing," said Johnson.
The mayor was honored by council for his service, including serving as an alderman and his eight years as mayor.