Gazebo Gazette

The Mississippi Municipal League (MML) will hold its 91st Annual Conference June 27 – 29, 2022, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center  in Biloxi.

At this year conference, titled “Blast Off to Municipal Excellence,” the League will be celebrating 91 years of service to Mississippi’s cities and towns.

“The MML Annual Conference is the largest  association event held in the state each year. This conference allows municipal elected officials  from across the state to participate in education sessions taught by subject matter experts on topics  critical to the operation of municipal government. As we continue to work to strengthen  Mississippi, we also have the opportunity to network and share ideas with each other to move our  communities and our state forward together,” said Greenville Mayor Errick D. Simmons, 2021- 2022 MML President.

The League is expecting an estimated 3,000 municipal elected officials, municipal employees,  state agency representatives, legislators, exhibitors and others at this year’s annual event.

Many state and federal agencies will provide speakers for the educational sessions.

They included the  Attorney General’s office, State Auditor’s office, Mississippi Development Authority, Mississippi  Planning and Development Districts and MDOT, among others.

Topics included state law  updates, grant opportunities, medical marijuana, municipal liability issues, community and  economic development, infrastructure funding, disaster recovery, and water and sewer issues.

Other conference highlights include the presentation of the 2022 Municipal Excellence Awards, an  induction ceremony for the 2022 Municipal Hall of Fame and an expo show, showcasing over 150  businesses, state agencies and other organizations. Also at the conference, the Certified Municipal

Official graduation will take place, recognizing more than 100 municipal officials for their  achievement in the program.

The mission of the Mississippi Municipal League is helping cities and towns excel.

MML is a non partisan association established in 1931, representing 291 city, town and village governments in  Mississippi.

MML is also affiliated with the National League of Cities, a lobbying, legislative and  legal arm representing municipalities before the U.S. Congress.