Posts Tagged ‘government’

Bryant moves quickly to replace Bentz on PSC

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant is naming former Chevron Corp. executive Steve Renfroe to the Public Service Commission. Renfroe takes over for Republican Leonard Bentz representing the southern district. Bentz left the utility regulator last month, becoming executive director of the South Mississippi Planning and Development District. Renfroe could face thorny votes over the power […] [...]

Will Longwitz named Henry Toll Fellow

by Published: August 9,2013

Tags: government, Henry Toll Fellow, Will Longwitz

State Sen. Will Longwitz is one of 48 state policymakers from across the country selected as a Council of State Governments’ Henry Toll Fellow for the Class of 2013. The 48 Toll Fellows in the Class of 2013 represent 35 states and Puerto Rico, with 35 serving in the legislative branch, four serving in the […] [...]

Randy Reeves gets state government recognition

by Published: July 26,2013

Tags: government, Randy Reeves, State Veterans Affairs Board

Gov. Phil Bryant recently presented the 2013 Excellence in State Government Award to Randy Reeves, executive director of the State Veterans Affairs Board, in recognition of excellence and innovation in public service. Reeves was recognized for stabilizing agency funding by creating methods to provide consistent funding streams and improving efficiencies; increasing partnerships with state and […] [...]

Vernon Asper tenders CMR resignation

Dr. Vernon Asper is resigning after serving 19 years on the Commission on Marine Resources. Jimmy Taylor, who currently is vice chairman of the Commission, will take over as chairman. Gov. Phil Bryant will appoint someone to take over for Asper, whose current term expires June 30, 2014. [...]

Rosemary Spears retires from Army Corps of Engineers

Rosemary Spears, chief of the finance and accounting branch of the resource management office, has retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District after 43 years of service. Spears began her career in August 1969 as a voucher examiner in the office of the comptroller, finance and accounting branch. In September 1980, she […] [...]

State personnel board elects officers

by Published: July 19,2013

Tags: Alwyn Luckey, government, State Personnel Board

Alwyn Luckey of Ocean Springs has been elected to serve as chairman of the Mississippi State Personnel Board for fiscal year 2014. Nick Ardillo of Columbus has been elected to serve as vice chairman of MSPB. Serving on the board with Luckey and Ardillo are Donald G. Brown of Vicksburg, Donald R. Taylor of Crystal […] [...]

Another town bans guns in its public government buildings

SUMMIT — Summit has joined the list of Mississippi municipalities banning weapons in government buildings. The Enterprise-Journal reports the Town Council had adopted an ordinance banning “the carrying of weapons into local, state or federal buildings” inside Summit limits. Officials in local governments across Mississippi — including McComb, Brookhaven and Amite County — have passed measures […] [...]

Debbie Dale completes SEDI executive training

Debbie Dale of Lamar County recently completed the State Executive Development Institute (SEDI). Dale is the staff development director at South Mississippi State Hospital in Purvis. She has been employed at SMSH since June 2004. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1979 with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology.  Dale received […] [...]

Donald Scharr named Harrison County utilities director

Donald Scharr has been named the new executive director of the Harrison County Utility Authority. Scharr replaces Kamran Pahlavan, who was fired in February. Scharr led operations at Thompson Engineering’s Biloxi office. His professional experience includes work with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Wastewater Authority, First Chemical Corp. and Thompson […] [...]

Charlotte Wilks-Brent earns state certification

Mississippi State Hospital employee Charlotte Wilks-Brent recently graduated from the Mississippi State Personnel Board’s Administrative Services Certification Program (ASCP). Brent is an administrative assistant in the Safety and Investigative Services Department. She has been employed at MSH for almost five years, and has two degrees from Hinds Community College, in medical billing and coding and […] [...]

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