COMMISSIONERS OF THE MONTH - JULY, 2021





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.





Ted R. Winters, Sr.

Ted R. Winters, Sr.



Name:  Ted R. Winters, Sr.

Birthdate:  September 25

County you serve:  Coahoma County

Family history:  Native of Tunica, MS.

Education:  B.S. in General Agriculture from Alcorn State University.

Other Organizations:  Served 20 years on Coahoma County School Board.

Church:  Kings Temple M.B. Church.

Hobbies are:  Basketball, fishing, hunting, and dancing.

Comments:  Philosophy: Born to serve.




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