Wednesday morning at the IP Casino & Resort in Biloxi, the Harrison County Board of Supervisors President Angel Kibler-Middleton delivered the annual county’s addess to the public through the Mississippi Chamber of Commerce.
Initially, Kibler-Middleton addressed the library, splash pads, grant money through the new development commission, and a new South Mississippi Planning & Development District (SMPDD) project in West Harrison County. Following these updates through the county, she mentioned the completed project of the Saucier Industrial Complex and expressing that over $1 million in land sales have occurred this week in the county.
One large mechanism that Kibler-Middleton spoke of was the improvement of the IT Program with new installations, microfilm roles for the chancery clerk’s office, and the rest of the counties software updated. She provided photos to display the work being done on Pavement Preservation along with mill & fill for several county roads.
Before providing a few key statistics, Kibler-Middleton gave the State Port of Gulfport figures. Still attempting to reach the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirement of 1300 jobs, the port is working on a dredge program and C1 gas company just signed to a 40-year lease.
Kibler-Middleton stated that Harrison County receives 32% of Mississippi’s visitor expenditure and makes 36% of the state’s total tax collection. Thanking her fellow women supervisors, Beverly Martin and Connie Rocko, as the only female-led county supervisors in the nation, Kibler-Middleton let the crowd know about the pink garbage cans on the beach for breast cancer awareness. Harrison County Court Appointed Special Advocates Executive Director Jeanne Herrin and Beautification Director Kelly Griffin were recognized for their hard work with goals set.
Conclusively, Kibler-Middleton acknowledged that the Harrison County Fair is from September 6-9 and is free to the public.