Speaker Phillip Gunn, R-Clinton, said Friday his second Mississippi Solutions – Ideas Tour will start Oct. 7 in his hometown’s municipal court building.
The tour is a series of town hall meetings in which citizens lay out their plans to improve everything from healthcare and education to infrastructure and the 16th Section land lease process.
“The purpose of these meetings is to get into communities and hear ideas Mississippians have for improving our State,” Gunn said in a statement. “Last year, we received an overwhelmingly positive response. A variety of people from all different backgrounds attended these meetings and shared some of their biggest concerns and opinions regarding core issues most Mississippians grapple with daily.
“This year, I want to focus on how we can fix those problems,” he continued. “We hope to collect a lot of good information. However, we expect those who come to these meetings to tell us how they think these problems need to be solved. Let me know how you think your elected officials should be solving the issues that matter the most to you.”
Each meeting will last an hour. The full schedule is below.
Monday, October 7
8:00 a.m.—Clinton, Clinton Municipal Court
Address: 305 Monroe Street
1:00 p.m.—Clarksdale, City Council Chambers
Address: 121 Sunflower Ave.
5:30 p.m.—Olive Branch, Municipal Court building (behind City Hall)
Address: 6900 Highland St.
Tuesday, October 8
9:00 a.m.—Oxford, Oxford Conference Center
Address: 102 Ed Perry Blvd.
1:00 p.m.—Corinth, City Hall
Address: 300 Childs Street
5:30 p.m.—Starkville, Hunter Henry Center, Mississippi State University
Address: 1 Hunter Henry Blvd.
Wednesday, October 9
9:00 a.m.—Vicksburg, Vicksburg Convention Center, Meeting Room 1
Address: 1600 Mulberry Street
5:30 p.m. Natchez, Natchez Convention Center, Room TBD
Address: 211 Main Street
Thursday, October 10
8:00 a.m.—Laurel, Train Depot
Address: 230 North Maple St.
1:00 p.m.—Pascagoula, The Grand Magnolia
Address: 3604 Magnolia Street