(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, in collaboration with Jackson State University’s Institute of Government, hosted a summit Sept. 26 on the JSU campus for newly-elected black mayors from central Mississippi.
The summit, “New Mayor’s Perspective on the First 100 Days,” began at 9:30 a.m. in the Dollye M.E. Robinson Building, Room 166/266. The event featured a welcome from JSU Provost James C. Renick and Otha Burton, executive director of the Institute of Government; a panel discussion with new mayors Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, George Flaggs of Vicksburg, Percy Bland of Meridian and Arnel Bolden of Canton; and a public reception.
“This summit is a great opportunity for both the public and city leaders as it creates a venue for newly elected officials to share their views and plans with constituents,” said Dr. Otha Burton, executive director of the JSU Institute of Government.