Board of Supervisors

SupervisorsLAUDERDALE COUNTY
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:

The pacesetter for county government is the five-member board of supervisors. This board is the chief policy making and administrative body or unit of the county. For the purpose of selecting a board of supervisors, each county is divided into five districts, commonly referred to as “beats.” Each district elects a supervisor who serves a four year term.

While each supervisor may handle some administrative duties in his or her district, together the members set policy. While each supervisor represents his or her district, all of the members are expected to look after the good of the county as a whole.

Many people believe that road construction and maintenance are the only things supervisors do. It is a very important job to be responsible for hundreds of miles of local highways and roads. The board can also set traffic regulations for the county roads. But the board must look after many things in addition to roads:

• The power to tax and the power to appropriate and budget funds are the two most significant powers
the board exercises. With these powers, the board decides which part of county government gets the largest slice of the “budget pie.”
• The board can borrow money for the county. It must comply with various purchasing and administrative
laws designed for economical and efficient government. It approves the county bills before they are paid.
• The board serves a unique role in Mississippi counties — it is the one body which supervises almost everything that goes on in county government.

BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE:

Board meetings are held twice a month on the first and third Mondays of each month. In case of holidays, the meetings will be held on the following Tuesday. Meetings are open to the public.

YOUR COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:

 
jonathan-wells

Jonathan Wells, District 1
410 Constitution Avenue
11th Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9746
districtone@lauderdalecounty.org

wayman-newell

Wayman Newell, District 2
410 Constitution Avenue
11th Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9746
districttwo@lauderdalecounty.org

Josh Todd

Josh Todd, District 3
410 Constitution Avenue
11th Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9746
districtthree@lauderdalecounty.org

Joe Norwood

Joe Norwood, District 4
410 Constitution Avenue
11th Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9746
districtfour@lauderdalecounty.org

Kyle Rutledge

Kyle Rutledge, District 5
410 Constitution Avenue
11th Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9746
districtfive@lauderdalecounty.org