Community Development

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The Department is responsible for the implementation of federal and state-funded programs for infrastructure, recreation, public service, and housing improvements in the city including those funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), the Department of Justice and similar agencies. Programs are coordinated with all the departments of the City.


Grant funds are utilized for projects such as the new Senior Citizens Center, Riverfront Development, improvements to city parks, sidewalks and bike paths asnew police and fire equipment. Other department projects include:

Committees & Councils

The department also houses many of the City's citizen advisory committees and councils: