Biloxi City Attorney Announces Plans to Retire

After helping the city generate millions of dollars, Biloxi City Attorney and director of the legal department Gerald Blessey is stepping down.
Blessey’s retirement was announced at the Biloxi City Council meeting this afternoon, right after kind words and a moment of silence were shared for former Mayor Jerry O’Keefe who passed away this morning.
Gerald Blessey was also a former Biloxi mayor, as well as a Mississippi legislator. During his time serving the city, Blessey has helped generate millions of dollars in grants and funds recovered for Biloxi. “The city is really headed in the right direction. It’s a great old town and we’re still recovering from Katrina and the BP oil spill and the recession, but we’re headed in the right direction. It’s a great place to live and a great place to visit,” said Blessey.
Blessey is 74-years-old and tells News 25 it’s time for him to slow down a bit, but says he won’t completely disappear off the map. He says he plans to assist with special city projects and be available to the mayor whenever Blessey’s help is needed.

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