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Dallas Breen, PhD
Associate Director
John C. Stennis Institute

Lydia Quarles, J.D., Project Manager at the Stennis Institute, has published a technical brief on “Same Sex Marriage in America”.  For more information, please click HERE

2015 Bi-Annual Municipal Salary Survey Now Online!   Recently updated !

2015 Bi-Annual Municipal Salary Survey Now Online!   The 2015 Stennis Institute/MML Municipal Salary Survey is now available through the Stennis Institute website.  The tireless efforts of the Stennis Institute staff, the municipalities’ staff who respond to the inquiries, and the MML staff combine to provide the citizens of Mississippi […]

2015 Bi-Annual MML Salary Survey

State Executive Development Institute (SEDI)

The State Executive Development Institute (SEDI) is an annual educational workshop offered by the John C. Stennis Institute of Government. The SEDI is designed to prepare mid- to upper-level state and local government executives to be more effective leaders. A broad range of topics are presented by government officials, researchers, […]