Board of Supervisors 2024-2028 Term
District 1 — Hal Hayes
District 2 — Joe Dyess (Vice President)
District 3 — Andrew Chapman
District 4 — Keith Clay (President)
District 5 — Henry Cooley
Address: Wayne County Courthouse, 609 Azalea Drive, Waynesboro, MS 39367
Board of Supervisors’ basics
The Wayne County Board of Supervisors is made up of five members — each being elected from a single-member district, which is to be as equal as possible in population based on the federal Census conducted every 10 years.
Pursuant to the Mississippi Constitution, the board is delegated “full jurisdiction over [county] roads, ferries and bridges, to be exercised in accordance with such regulations as the Legislature may prescribe.” This responsibility is unquestionably a matter of vital importance to the life of the county.
However, it is important to recognize roads and bridges represent only one of the board’s many concerns. The powers and duties of the panel have been substantially expanded over the years by legislative action. In today’s counties, the board is delegated a variety of other public duties that touch virtually every facet of life. As is the case with the board of directors of a major corporation, the board of supervisors has the task of guiding and establishing policy for the complex multi-million-dollar enterprise of county government.
As members of the board, supervisors make decisions that directly impact economic development, public health, safety and welfare. Suffice it to say, the office of county supervisor is a position of public trust that has certain attendant duties and obligations. Those that enter the office do not take these duties and obligations lightly.
Supervisors must accomplish the business of the county by collective and official action during regularly scheduled meetings held:
* On the first Monday of each month (or moved to the next official business day if that Monday is a recognized holiday) in the Supervisors’ Chambers at the Wayne County Courthouse, at 609 Azalea Drive in Waynesboro. The session begins at 9 a.m.
* The board typically holds another meeting on the second Thursday of each month to address county business not taken up during the meeting on the first Monday of the month. The session begins at 9 a.m.
All meetings of the board are open to the public.
Board of Supervisors staff
Melissa Davis — Board Secretary and Accounts Payable Clerk
Telephone: 601-735-3414; Email: email@example.com
Holley Lewis — Comptroller and Purchase Clerk
Telephone: 601-735-6242; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristen Harrison — Human Resources Director
Telephone: 601-735-3662; Email: email@example.com
Tina Cochran — Senior Clerk
Telephone: 601-735-6259; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean Dunlap — Grants Administrator and Community Affairs Officer
Telephone: 601-735-6225; Email: email@example.com
For more information about the Wayne County Board of Supervisors as well as meeting and general business queries, call Board Secretary Melissa Davis at 601-735-3414 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.