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Ridgeland receives finance award

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.

MCCT makes presentation to Madison County Schools

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.

Madison County Youth Leadership 2023-2024 Steering Committee

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 reappoints Perry to Humanities Council

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 named new Director of Information Technology at Neel-Schaffer

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.

Madison County Attorneys Memorialized By The Mississippi Bar

On Tuesday, October 10, The Mississippi Bar held the 95th Annual Memorial Service before the Mississippi Supreme Court in the Chambers of the Supreme Court building in Jackson. Family and friends were invited to attend in person or virtually. Attorneys and judges memorialized included Burke C. Murphy of Canton; Richard C. Bradley III, Miles Curtiss McKee, Helen Wetherbee, and William G. Wright, Jr., all of Madison.

Visit Ridgeland marketing director earns Excellence in Tourism Leadership Program Mastery Level Certificate

Katie Coats with MTA President Christy Burns

The Ridgeland Tourism Commission (Visit Ridgeland), dedicated to promoting and enhancing the tourism experience in Ridgeland, Mississippi, is excited to announce that Katie Coats, director of marketing and public relations, has achieved the Excellence in Tourism Leadership Program Mastery Level Certificate.

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