Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to City of Ridgeland for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2022. The report has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.
The Madison County Community Trust, philanthropic arm of the Madison County Business League & Foundation, proudly presented Madison County Schools with a check for Virtual Reality headsets provided by MCBL&F member Lobaki. These headsets allow students the ability to experience career exploration virtually and are equipped with training simulations for certain career choices. This grant continues the commitment to training the future workforce of Madison County.
The Madison County Business League & Foundation announces its 2023-24 Madison County Youth Leadership Steering Committee. This Committee plans engaging and informative program days for the MCYL class and supplies leadership skills training to the students. The Madison County Youth Leadership’s mission is to provide students with a deeper understanding of the careers available in Madison County in an environment that develops their leadership skills and encourages graduates to take their knowledge and their experience into the community for the betterment of Madison County as a whole.
Governor Tate Reeves has reappointed Brian Perry of Jackson to the board of the Mississippi Humanities Council. Perry’s appointment is four-year term to run concurrent with the governor. Perry, who serves as chief-of-staff to Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson, was first appointed by Reeves to the council board in 2021 to replace Major General Erik Hearon whose appointment by Governor Phil Bryant had expired. Perry is a former columnist and editorial page director of the Madison County Journal. He also currently serves on the board of directors of the Mississippi Historical Society. Perry has served as chief-of-staff at the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce since 2019 and previously served on the staffs of U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and U.S. Senator Thad Cochran.
Steve O’Neal has joined Neel-Schaffer in the newly created position of Director of Information Technology, bringing 27 years of experience working with complex technology in large-scale organizations.