Mississippi Mayors’ Forum
The Mississippi Mayors’ Forum (MMF) is an exciting new assistance opportunity developed in collaboration between the John. C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development at Mississippi State University and the Mississippi Municipal League. The program provides a select group ofMississippi Mayors with access to a panel of resource professionals who will assist in the identification and development of implementable solutions to specific challenges impacting their community.
The MMF will consist of an organized 1.5 day session, held on the campus of Mississippi State University. During the forum, a select group of Mississippi mayors will present specific community challenges they are currently facing to a resource panel of leading experts. Following each presentation, the mayors and resource panel will identify important issues, offer suggestions, and develop potential solutions.
While the specific challenges presented by the participating mayors during the MMF will be unique, all will fall under a similar theme or focus. Themes could include such areas as finance and budgeting, public relations, compliance with state and federal regulations, infrastructure, personnel administration, etc. The inagural MMF will be held March 29-30, 2016 and the focus will be planning and design-related challenges.
Mayors selected to participate in the forum will be responsible for paying a $525 program fee. In addition, participating mayors will be responsible for covering their travel and lodging costs associated with the program.