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Elected Officials, Boards, and Committees

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Local Government

 


»Mayor and Board of Aldermen

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City of Ridgeland Local Government consists of a Mayor and a seven-member Board of Aldermen. Each of the city’s six wards has one Alderman and there is one Alderman-at-Large. These dedicated public servants work with one another and their constituents to fulfill the mission of the City of Ridgeland. In charge of one of the state’s fastest growing and economically prosperous cities, Ridgeland’s City Government is not only streamlined and efficient, but also accessible and flexible.

Six city committees act as advisory boards to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.  The committees are comprised of citizens who have been nominated by the Mayor and Board as well as Ridgeland Tourism Commission, the City of Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce, and the committees.  Each committee member is approved by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

Click the elected official’s name below for contact and bio information.

Gene F. McGee
Mayor
Local GovernmentAlderman D.I. Smith
At-Large
Local GovernmentAlderman Ken Heard
Ward 1
Local GovernmentAlderman Chuck Gautier
Ward 2, Mayor Pro Tempore
Local GovernmentAlderman Kevin Holder
Ward 3
Local GovernmentAlderman Brian Ramsey
Ward 4
Alderman William “Bill” Lee
Ward 5
Local GovernmentAlderman Wesley Hamlin
Ward 6

 


»Zoning Board

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Members appointed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen

The Zoning Board is responsible for holding public hearings involving requests for rezonings, conditional use permits, and dimensional variances. They make recommendations to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen for property and zoning related decisions.

Larry Miller
Mayor appointee
Mark Irby
At-Large appointee
Bernie Giessner, Chairman
Ward 1 appointee
Drew Malone
Ward 2 appointee
Michelle Caballero, Secretary
Ward 3 appointee
Walter Cox
Ward 4 appointee
Rhett Stubblefield
Ward 5 appointee
Julius Murray
Ward 6 appointee
»Meeting Schedule   »Planning and Zoning

 


»Architectural Review Board

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Members appointed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen

The Architectural Review Board is responsible for regulating the exterior appearance of buildings, structures, and improvements proposed for alteration or construction in areas zoned residential (except for R1 and R2 which is handled under the Subdivision Ordinance), commercial, industrial, and public buildings.

Alex Ross
Mayor appointee
Tom Bobbitt
At-Large appointee
Glenn Ray
Ward 1 appointee
Ron Blaylock
Ward 2 appointee
Connie Suber, Secretary
Ward 3 appointee
Donald Pendergrast
Ward 4 appointee
Bill Dicken, Chairman
Ward 5 appointee
Randy Knouse
Ward 6 appointee
»Meeting Schedule   »Permits and Inspections

 


»Community Awareness Committee

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All members approved by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

Members appointed by the Mayor and Aldermen, City of Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce, and the committee to represent the following focus areas: education, religion and recreation.

The Community Awareness Committee is charged with serving as a conduit of information to and from the Mayor and Board of Aldermen and helping establish long-range goals and projects for Ridgeland. The Committee is instructed to involve more citizens in community life, to raise opportunities for volunteerism, and to build open communications for community decisions and projects.

The Committee meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Board Room.

Carla Palmer Allen
Mayor appointee
Ivy Williams
At-Large appointee
Mike Smith
Ward 1 appointee
Drew Malone,
Chairman
Ward 2 appointee
Shirley Gill
Ward 3 appointee
Shelia Jackson
Ward 4 appointee

Ward 5 appointee
Vicki Heath
Ward 6 appointee
Diane Jackson
Chamber appointee
Lazaire Martin
Education, Committee appointee
Regina Italiano
Recreation, Committee appointee
Lee Hutchings
Religion, Committee appointee

 


»Keep Ridgeland Beautiful

601.853.2027

All members approved by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

Keep Ridgeland Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, recommends to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen programs and projects that would, in the opinion of the affiliate, improve the beauty and general welfare of the City of Ridgeland.  The Mayor and Board of Aldermen may request the advice or cooperation of Keep Ridgeland Beautiful for any project or program connected with beautification, cleanliness or general welfare of the City of Ridgeland.

City staff members include Public Works Director Mike McCollum, Superstar Seniors Coordinator Lynda Assink, and Special Events Coordinator Wendy Bourdin. Keep Ridgeland Beautiful meets in the Public Works Conference Room, located at City Hall on the first Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

Barbara Hunter
Mayor appointee
Jan Richardson
At-large appointee
Lea Anne Stacy
Ward 1 appointee
Rachel Collier
Ward 2 appointee 
Pat Busby
Ward 3 appointee
Polly Hammett
Ward 4 appointee
Barbara Brown
Ward 5 appointee
Phyllis Parker
Ward 6 appointee

 


»Contractors Board of Adjustment and Appeals

601.856.3877

All members approved by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

The Contractors Board of Adjustment and Appeals has the power to hear appeals of the decisions and interpretations of the Building Official and considers variances of the technical code.  The Board also approves or disapproves all new applications for mechanical, plumber, and electrician contractor licenses.

Contractor’s Board meets quarterly on the third Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Community Development Conference Room.  Meetings are held in February, May, August, and November.

Lance Kuykendall, Chairman
appointee
Terry Evans
appointee
David Pursell
appointee
Steve Rimmer
appointee
Ricky Skeen
appointee
Leroy Tubbs
appointee
Keith West
appointee
Clay Sutherland
appointee
Ronnie Hales
appointee