Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 21st at 5:30 p.m. to discuss his ideas for changing the form of government and the city charter of the City of Vicksburg to create more accountability in city government. These changes are necessary in order for the city to create more efficiency and possibly save about $1.5 million in costs to the budget. The meeting will be held in the City Hall Annex Board Room and the public is invited. The mayor will be available to answer any questions that citizens may have regarding changing the form of government for the City of Vicksburg.
The City of Vicksburg has recently implemented a new texting service. This service allows City leaders to communicate faster and more effectively with their constituents. The texting service will also be used to send out notices of events, alerts, boil water notices and general information pertaining to City government and Vicksburg. Citizens can opt-in by texting keywords to the new service at 95577.
Signing up is easy. To opt-in, you simply text one or more of the following keywords to 95577.
National Flood Insurance Program: April 1, 2015, Program Changes
FEMA continues to take important steps to implement changes to the National Flood Insurance Program as called upon by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (Biggert-Waters) and the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA). These reforms slow some flood insurance rate increases and offers relief to some policyholders who experienced steep flood insurance premium increases in 2013 and early 2014.
Vicksburg, MS, -- The City of Vicksburg is hosting its first annual Emerging Business Summit (EBS) with guest speaker Congressman Bennie Thompson on June 13, 2015 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at Vicksburg City Auditorium, 901 Monroe St, Vicksburg, MS 39183.
This event is free and open to all who want to learn more about minority business, business development, procurement, recruitment and retention, entrepreneurship and good business practices.
On behalf of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, I would like to inform everyone that it finally appears that we are getting closer to the reality of a sports complex for our community. The Mississippi State House of Representatives has agreed with the Senate version of the sports complex bill and it has been sent to the governor for his signature.
I have just been informed by the family of the Honorable Sid Beauman, former South Ward Alderman of the City of Vicksburg that he has passed away. I am deeply saddened by his loss. I know he fought the good fight, and on behalf of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, my prayers and condolences go out to his family. The City of Vicksburg has lost a true public servant and our entire Vicksburg family shares in the loss of this great individual.
I would like to commend the site selection committee for all their efforts in the development of a sports complex for the City of Vicksburg. I feel we are half-way to our destination and with determination and dedication, a sports complex will become a reality for our community. Furthermore, as a result of the site presentation meeting last night on April 9, 2015, which I thought was very productive and informative, I would like to make the following recommendations:
Due to emergency repairs of underground utilities near the intersection of Bowmar Avenue and Letitia Street, Bowmar Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Washington and Bowmar at least over the weekend. Residents of Bowmar west of Letitia will access their homes from Washington Street, those east of Letitia from Drummond Street.
Mississippi State Treasurer, Lynn Fitch, visited with Mayor George Flaggs this past week. State Treasurer Fitch was in Vicksburg touring Bowmar Avenue Elementary during its Leadership Day 2015. She was able to learn more about the Leader In Me Initiative and view how 1st Year Lighthouse School Bowmar Avenue Elementary is empowering young students to make the best choices for their future.
The City of Vicksburg is proud to announce the Summer Youth Program of 2015 for uprising seniors and college interns. The students will work 25 hrs per week for a total of 6 weeks. This program is designed to offer the youth of our community to gain valuable work experience. If you are interested, please download the appropriate application and submit to the city of Vicksburg Human Resources Department.
|2015 Summer Youth Job Application (High School)|
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|2015 Summer Intern Program Application (College)|
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