Chairman’s Committee on Leadership – Session II: Local Government & Transportation

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.

Chairman’s Committee on Leadership – Session I: Personality Profiles & Management

Do you work with people or engage customers?  Of course you do!  Working with people is the foundation for community development as well as 99% of business.  Everyone’s behavior is different in their approach to opportunities, problems, and communication.  Understanding the role of personalities as it relates to motivation or stress is a vital part of management and working in teams.

The Personality Profiles and Management session will include an individualized DiSC assessment and an overview of the four main characteristics that blend to make up personality traits.  In addition to understanding your own personality you can use the information presented to begin reading others and responding to them according to their personality type rather than your own.

This session is for individuals interested in improving teamwork, communication and management skills.  While not required, participants are encouraged to pay the $60 fee for a personal DiSC assessment which will be reviewed during the session.


Millie Calloway, Senior Program Manager – Economic Development

Tennessee Valley Authority

Nashville, TN

Millie is a certified DiSC Trainer by Impact Business Coaches and has completed the Effective Facilitator training through Leadership Strategies Institute.