CMPDD recognizes Copiah for 40 years of partnership

FOUR DECADES OF PARTNERSHIP RECOGNIZED – The Central Mississippi Planning and Development District in Jackson presented Copiah County with a plaque in appreciation of four decades of membership and continued support and loyalty. From left are supervisors Kenneth Ray Powell and Terry Channell; Mitzi Stubbs of CMPDD presenting the plaque to Earl Dixon, president of the board of supervisors; and supervisors Jimmy Phillips and Perry Hood.

The Central Mississippi Planning and Development District in Jackson presented Copiah County with a plaque in appreciation of four decades of membership and continued support and loyalty.

The plaque was presented by Mitzi Stubbs on behalf of Clarke Holmes, CEO and the CMPDD board of directors. The District has worked with Copiah County on countless projects over the 40 years of close association.

Holmes stated: “CMPDD works closely with Copiah County and are proud to claim them as one of our valued members.”

Stubbs, community and economic development coordinator, stated: “It is a great opportunity to work with Copiah County officials. They are enthusiastic in making Copiah County an even better place for the residents of the county to live and raise a family.” Stubbs has worked with Copiah County to assist them in obtaining federal funding for a number of community and econmic development projects.

The Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD) is a sub-state regional planning organization, located in the central part of the state, serving the local governments of the seven county area including Copiah, Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Warren and Yazoo Counties and the 33 municipalities within these seven counties.

CMPDD was created in 1968 through the voluntary actions of local government and community leadership as a private, nonprofit corporation to address common issues ranging from local planning, economic development, governmental management, and human resource coordination.

Additionally, over the last 40 years, CMPDD has assisted Copiah County with economic development financing options through state and federal sources, local land use planning and zoning, transportation, workforce, child care, and elderly programs.

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