Gulfport Mayor takes reins of Mississippi Municipal League as president

Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes is the 2019-2020 president for the Mississippi Municipal League.

During a luncheon today, Mayor Hewes received his gavel from former President Glen Barlow and assumed his new role. It’s been a decade since a Gulfport mayor was named the president of the league.

Mayor Hewes says he’s humbled, excited, and ready to get to work this year. “My year will be spent working with the staff, traveling around. We have small town conferences, we have national conferences, but one of the main things we do is interact with the Legislature and talk about the needs of the cities and try to communicate that to our friends in Jackson and see if we can’t get a little help.”

The Mississippi Municipal League 2019 Conference wraps up tomorrow. The next league event is the Small Town Conference in Tupelo in October.

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