When communities prioritize their goals, they must provide the funds for those services. Understanding the budget process and how local governments operate and are funded is vital to community leadership development. The first half of this session will focus on local government functions and financing. What’s a millage rate, how is it derived and what about land use’s impact on that rate? Join us for a roundtable discussion on bonds, budgets, taxes and role of local government.
In relationship to services, the second half of the session will look at the state government’s role in providing basic infrastructure. From roads and bridges, to airports and waterways. How is transportation funded and what are the challenges we face to meet our collective needs?
Session II of the Chairman’s Committee on Leadership will be facilitated by Jeremy Martin with the Mississippi Secretary of State. Presenters will include Lee Barnett, City Clerk Town of Amory; Evan Adams, Monroe County Administrator; Mitzi Presley, Monroe County Tax Assessor and Mississippi’s Northern District Commissioner for Transportation Mike Tagert.