COMMISSIONERS OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER, 2022





Lewis Douglas

Lewis Douglas



Name:  Lewis Douglas

Birthdate:  February 2

County you serve:  Sunflower County

Family history:  He is the father of two children.

Education:  Gentry High School.

Other Organizations:  Served as Mayor of Moorhead (1998-2001), Commissioner for South Delta Housing Authority.

Church:  Temple Deliverance Church, Indianola, MS.

Hobbies are:  Farming vegetables and traveling.

Comments:  I enjoy serving, protecting, and providing services for the people of Sunflower County.





Benjamin Sykes Sturdivant

Benjamin Sykes Sturdivant



Name:  Benjamin Sykes Sturdivant

Birthdate:  March 2

County you serve:  Tallahatchie County

Family history:  5th Generation Farmer.

Education:  BS- Mississippi State University; MBA- University of Texas in Austin.

Other Organizations:  Executive committee of the MS Valley Flood Control Assoc. 1997-2012, Chairman of the National Waterways Conference, West Tallahatchie Habitat Board- 1986-Present, past president of Sumner Rotary Club, The Tallahatchie county farm bureau past and current president of the Bayou Bend C.C., partner with Due West Farms &Due West Grains LLC., and President of Sturdivant Bros, Flying Servicing, INC.

Church:  Glendora United Methodist Church.

Hobbies are:  Tennis, Golf, Traveling, and Fishing.

Comments:  President of the YMD Levee Board From 1997-2013. Thanks for the opportunity to serve.




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