Board of Supervisors
DeSoto County is governed by five elected District Supervisors. Supervisors are elected to four-year terms by citizens in their district. While each Supervisor represents his or her district, all the members are expected to look after the good of DeSoto County as a whole.
County supervisors provide leadership over critical policy areas, including policies necessary to ensure safe communities, construction & maintenance of roads and bridges, protect public health, promote economic development, and plan and manage land use for sustainable development. Supervisors also provide important oversight of county operations, including managing strategies to promote sound fiscal management and to develop a high-quality county government workforce.
- Adopt an annual budget
- Establish the annual property tax rate
- Set policies, goals, and objectives to direct the County's growth and development
- Adopt and provide for ordinances, rules, and regulations as necessary for the general welfare of the County
- Carry out other responsibilities set forth by Mississippi State statutes
At the beginning of each year, the Board chooses from its members a president and a vice president to serve during the following year. The president presides at Board meetings and signs documents in the name of the county. The vice president substitutes when the president is absent.
Every ten years, counties are required by law to use new census data to redraw its district lines to reflect local population changes since the last census. Each of the five districts in DeSoto County must be as equal in population as practicable to ensure voters have equal access to political representation.
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For More Information
For more information, contact the office for the Board of Supervisors at 662-469-8002.