George County : County Officials

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The George County Board of Supervisors is responsible for the management of county government. The five supervisors are elected by district to a four year term by citizens of George County. There are no term limits. Board members serve residents in districts of different geographic size, but each has approximately equal population.

BOARD'S PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Adopting an Annual County Budget: this is one of the Board's biggest responsibilities since the budget determines the amount of property tax collected. The budget is presented each year during the Public Budget Hearing the week on Sept. 15. Attached are the current and previous fiscal year budget presentations: (Fiscal Year 2021) (FY 2020 Budget) (FY Year 2019 Budget)
  • Directing County's development by: setting policies, goals, and objectives
  • Safeguarding the general welfare by: adopting and providing for ordinances, rules and regulations as necessary
  • Carrying out other responsibilities as set forth by Mississippi state statutes
  • Community Support: the Board is responsible for appointing members to a number of Boards and Commissions that serve the community

    District 1- Rocky Creek, Brushy Creek, Ward Communities

    Mr. Frankie Massey was elected in Aug. 2019 and his term began   
    Jan. 06, 2020. He is married and lives in the Rocky 
    Creek Community. Mr. Massey is a former local small business
    owner and a past Trustee of the George Regional Health System.   
    He is an avid small aircraft pilot and part of the local 4-H 
    Advisory Board. Mr. Massey regularly attends services at  
    First United Methodist Church of Lucedale.

 


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District 2- Agricola, Pine Level, Movella, Howell Communities

Mr. Kelly Wright was elected in 2004 and served as Board President for 11 years. He is married and the father of three children and three grandchildren. Mr. Wright is a small business owner, a cattleman/farmer, and worked previously in the large industrial sector before becoming a supervisor. He is a member of the George County Chamber of Commerce and Singing River Mental Health Board.

 

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District 3- Barton, Basin, Buzzard Roost Communities

Mr. Larry McDonald was elected in 2012. He is currently serving as the 2020 Board President. Mr. McDonald is married with four children and a member of First United Methodist Church of Lucedale. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and was the Branch Manager of Kare-In Home Health Care in Lucedale. Mr. McDonald served as School Board member from 2004-2011. He also serves as board member of South MS Planning and Development, and Singing River Head Start.

 

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District 4- Central, Merrill, Bexley Communities

Mr. Larry Havard was elected to term in 1984 and is one of the longest serving county supervisors in the State of Mississippi. He is married with three children and two grandchildren. Mr. Havard serves as Pastor of Bexley Baptist Church, a position he has held for more than 30 years. He is a member of R P Bowen Lodge #430, George/Greene Baptist Assoc, and a Shriners York Mason. Mr. Havard is a Past President of the MS Association of Supervisors, and a NACO Board Member representing MS Association of Supervisors.

 

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District 5- Benndale, Twin Creek, Broome, Central Communities

Mr. Henry Cochran was elected to term in 2000 and has served as Board Vice President from 2002 - 2014 and was elected to serve again in 2017-2020.  He is married with two children and three grandchildren. Mr. Cochran is a member Antioch Full Gospel Church. He was elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the MS Association of Supervisors and serves on the Twin Districts Local Elected Officials Board.

 

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