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The City of Ridgeland’s day-to-day business is organized within several departments of service to the citizens and businesses of Ridgeland.  Each department has a department head that oversees the duties of its staff.  Department heads report to the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen.  Please see the listing and brief description of the city’s departments below and click on the links for detailed information.  Phone numbers and email addresses for the department heads are included for your convenience.

»Community Development


Department Director: Alan Hart, ASLA

The primary purpose of the Community Development Department is to assist in the positive development and redevelopment of the City of Ridgeland with a commitment to enhancing quality of life through it’s four different divisions: Codes and Enforcement, Permits and Inspections, Planning and Zoning, Economic Development

»Finance and Administration


City Clerk/Human Resources Director: Paula Tierce

The Department of Finance and Administration is responsible for all accounting, purchasing, information systems, debt management, utility billing, investments and administrative functions of the city.

»Fire Department


Fire Chief: Matt Bailey

The mission of the Ridgeland Fire Department is the protection of life and property of the citizens, visitors, and workforce of Ridgeland from the adverse effects of fires, medical emergencies, and natural and man-made disasters.

»Human Resources / Job Opportunities


Human Resources Director: Paula Tierce

The Human Resources Office is responsible for various personnel activities associated with recruitment, placement, personnel changes, personnel records, answering inquiries, pre-employment processing, employee recognition, and the administration and coordination of employee benefits. The Human Resources Department is also responsible for the administration and coordination of the Title VI, ADA, and LED programs.

»Police Department


Chief of Police: John Neal

The Ridgeland Police Department exists to serve the community and to partner with the community in providing public safety services that enhance quality of life.

»Public Works


Department Director: John M. McCollum

The City of Ridgeland’s Public Works Department maintains streets, water and sanitary sewers, storm drains and ditches, water tanks and water wells. The department is also charged with monthly water meter readings, city vehicle maintenance, and the operation of a cemetery.

»Recreation and Parks


Department Director: Christopher Chance

Ridgeland Recreation and Parks Department, through a coordinated effort, seeks to enrich the quality of life for the citizens of Ridgeland by offering safe and accessible facilities and a diverse program of activities.

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