Accomplishments

  • Installed Tornado Warning Signs
  • Unemployment Rate under 8%
  • Created Business-Friendly Environment
  • Increased Jobs with Addition of STION, Wis-Pak, General Dynamics
  • Created Mayor’s Financial Education Initiative to Stabilize Low-income Citizens
  • Won 2004 MML Excellence Award
  • No tax increase during 12 years term of office
  • Consolidated Hattiesburg, Forrest and Lamar County tax services
  • Increased salary for City of Hattiesburg and Lamar County tax services
  • Recertified HPD in 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013
  • NNO Against Crime Campaign Ranks Top 10 Nationally
  • Invested Millions in Water & Sewer Upgrades
  • Developed Chain Park; Duncan Lake
  • Renovated USO Building
  • Upgraded Hattiesburg Zoo
  • Created Senior Citizen Center
  • Milken Institute Ranks City Among Top 20 for Successful Aging
  • Created Pedestrian-Friendly Streets
  • 2011 BCBS Healthy Hometown Award
  • Enrolled in Prescription Drug Savings Program
  • Creation of HUB City Steps
  • Susan G. Komen Co-Survivor Award
  • Hattiesburg among top 100 places to live
  • All-Amercia City Finalist
  • Cultural Diversity Award, 2nd Place in the Nation
  • Council of Neighborhoods Preserve America City,1 of 28 in the Nation
  • Keep Hattiesburg Beautiful Winner of 4 state awards
  • APA Ranks Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood Among Top 10 Communities Nationally

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