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Hazlehurst member of CMPDD for 40 years

40 year partnership – Mayor Henry Banks accepts a plaque from Mitzi Stubbs of the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District in recognition of 40 years of partnership between the city and CMPDD on numerous projects to benefit the citizens of Hazlehurst.

The Central Mississippi Planning and Development District in Jackson, Mississippi presented the City of Hazlehurst 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 Hazlehurst on countless projects over the forty years of close association.  

F. Clarke Holmes, CEO of the District states:  “I have worked with all of the administrations in Hazlehurst’s past forty years.  Each has been unique in their own way, all seeking the best for Hazlehurst.  CMPDD works closely with the City of Hazlehurst and are proud to claim them as one of our valued members.”

Mitzi Stubbs, Community and Economic Development Coordinator states “Mayor Banks and City officials work well together to make the City of Hazlehurst an even better place to live.  Working with the City of Hazlehurst is a wonderful opportunity for me.”  Ms. Stubbs has worked with Hazlehurst to assist them in obtaining federal funding for a number of community and economic 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, non-profit 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 the City of Hazlehurst 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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