Board of Supervisors

Meetings

  • 9 am
  • 1st Monday of every month
    Occasionally 15th and last day of the month

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

Harry Sanders

President, District 1

Harry Sanders

Trip Hairston

District 2

Trip Hairston

John Holliman

Vice-President District 3

John Holliman

Jeff Smith

District 4

Jeff Smith

Leroy Brooks

District 5

Leroy Brooks

Purpose

As with the other 81 counties in Mississippi, the Lowndes County government is headed by an elected 5-member Board of Supervisors. Each county is divided into five districts and each district elects a supervisor who serves a four-year term. The current supervisor’s term is from January 2020 through December 2024. While each supervisor is elected from their district, Lowndes County is a unit county and each supervisor is expected to govern the county as a whole. The board speaks only through its minutes by a majority vote (3 votes).

Duties

Supervisors, who by law are part-time officials, are the chief policy and administrative body of county government. One of their main duties is to approve county spending through an annual budget and tax county residents to pay for that spending. Supervisors can also borrow money in the name of the county. They can pass ordinances and regulations.