Bryant to use input from 11 policy committees
JACKSON — Gov.-elect Phil Bryant has created 11 policy committees to provide input on the key issues facing Mississippi, and to assist in building core policy agenda items for the upcoming legislative session in January.
The policy committee structure will be chaired by Mark Garriga, former chief of staff for Gov. Kirk Fordice, and each of the 11 committees will be led by a chair including experts from all across Mississippi from the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
The chairs of the policy committees are: Agriculture/Forestry — Cindy Hyde-Smith, state senator and agriculture commissioner-elect; Budget — Dr. John Kelly, city administrator, City of Gulfport; Education — Charles McClelland, chairman, State Board of Education; Energy — David Gates, president, Atmos Mississippi; Government Accountability — Hoopy Stringer, former Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration executive director; Health Care — Dr. Randy Easterling, president, Mississippi State Medical Association; Information Technology — John Hairston, CEO and COO of Hancock Bank; Jobs — Glenn McCullough, chairman of Advance Mississippi, former director of the Tennessee Valley Authority; Public Safety — Toby Trowbridge, sheriff, Madison County; Regulatory — Ron Aldridge, executive director, Mississippi National Federation of Independent Businesses; and, Tourism — Billy Hewes, state Senate Pro-Tem.
The 11 policy committees will meet at a summit to be held in Jackson Dec. 15.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Mississippi Economic Council
Mississippi Chambers of Commerce
Mississippi State Legislature
Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Economic Development Council
North Mississippi News
Social Security Disability Lawyer
Auto Accidents Lawyer
Top Posts & Pages
- Aluminum company rumored for Columbus: 'clock' is for website, not plant site
- Shale oil: market correction or longterm direction?
- Miss. surgeon sentenced in tax evasion case
- MBJ exclusive: Jackson’s new airport CEO fulfills desire to taking on the top job
- WILLOUGHBY: Mayo Flynt leads AT&T Mississippi by enjoying both work and workers
- MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Gary Herring building tomorrow by educating today
- J.McLaughlin to open in Highland Village next spring
- 'Blue Economy' important for Mississippi's future
- Hyatt-Place is Columbus’ newest hotel option