As Redwood Area Hospital Commission member, Chico has previously served two terms as commission chair. He has been married to his wife Sandy for 44 years. Chico and Sandy have one son who is married with two sons.
Chico is employed by Wood & Conn, Inc. and is active in church liturgical ministry.
Chico was a school board member for nine years during the high school/middle school building project. He has been on the Board of Directors for Minnesota Automobile Association for 26 years. He has also been a 4-H Leader and Livestock Superintendent at Redwood County Fair for 20 years and served on the Redwood County Planning Commission.