Mayor Gene McGee
Mayor Gene F. McGee, born in Hickory Mississippi, was elected Mayor of Ridgeland in 1989 and has been re-elected ever since. He has served and chaired numerous committees within the Mississippi Municipal League including being selected to the Hall of Fame. He is one of only two mayors to serve two consecutive years as President of the MML. Mayor McGee is a member of the National League of Cities where he serves on the Public Safety & Crime Prevention Committee and formerly served on the Board of Directors.
Mayor McGee has received numerous honors and awards. The most recent being Keep Mississippi Beautiful Mayor of the Year, Green City Mayor Award with the Mississippi Urban Forest Council, and the Elected Official of the Year award from Mississippi Wildlife Federation. Under his leadership, the City of Ridgeland has been named a Bicycle Friendly Community since 2006, Tree City USA since 2009, Digital Capital of Mississippi by Google in 2013, and Mississippi’s Heathiest Hometown in 2013 and again in 2018.
Mayor McGee is a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon and a member of the Orchestra, the Choir, and the English Hand Bell Choir. He also plays trombone with the Mississippi Baptist Symphony Orchestra. Mayor McGee is married to Jane Speed McGee and is the father of two and grandfather of seven.