The Mission of the City of Greenville is to provide leadership, service, and security for a better quality of life to citizens, customers and guest in a professional and fiscally responsible manner that is worthy of the public trust.

Errick D. Simmons, Mayor

  • Ward 1 – Al Brock
  • Ward 2 – Lois Hawkins
  • Ward 3 – Vernon Greenlee
  • Ward 4 – Lurann Thomas
  • Ward 5 – Bill Brozovich
  • Ward 6 – James Wilson, Sr.

Chairman: Parker England

Meets once per quarter

One (1) member from the city, in addition, the County appoints five (5), Leland, Hollandale, Metcalfe and Arcola one (1), and one (1) by the Industrial Foundation to form the eleven (11) member Board. (Amended its By-laws 12/2016)

Formed as an arm of Washington County government pursuant to MCA § 19-5-99. This board unifies economic development efforts in Washington County.  This effort is further strengthened through public, private, and individual community membership.

Members:                Date Appointed                Nominated by                Term Expires

Drew Newsom        06/20/2017                   Mayor Simmons              07/31/2019

Next Council Rotation:  Brock, Hawkins, Weathers, Thomas, Bailey, Wilson, Mayor

Meets as needed

Five (5) Members

The Election Commission administers city elections and performs all the duties in respect to the city election prescribed by law.


Members:                        Date Appointed             Nominated by                Term Expires

Tonya Franklin                10/17/2017                Councilman Simmons             11/01/2022        
Mitch Russell                   01/17/2017                Councilwoman Hawkins        11/01/2021        
Darrel Haley                     10/18/2016                Councilwoman Weathers       11/01/2021
Kimberly Jones Merchant        11/04/2014         Councilman Benson              11/01/2019       
Charles F. Strange                10/15/2013              Mayor Cox                           11/01/2018

Next Council Rotation: Bailey, Wilson, Mayor, Brock, Hawkins, Weathers, Thomas

Meets as needed, but not less than twice yearly

Five (5) Members

This board was created in order to protect the general public health and safety by providing for the licensing of electricians, supervision and inspection of electrical installations and enforcement of minimum standards through the electrical code.


  • Randy Blackburn
  • Marty Childs
  • Bobby Dickerson
  • Bill Scott
  • Joe Wiley                                                        

Meets monthly on the second Tuesday 11:00 A.M.                                      Article IX, Sec. 3-223

Five (5) Members                                                                          

Commission aims to preserve, enhance and perpetuate those aspects of the city having historical, cultural, architectural and archaeological merit.

Members:                Date Appointed                 Nominated by              Term Expires

Mary E. Williams        10/04/2016                        James Wilson                 02/01/2021                

Cary Karlson                02/17/2015                        Lois Hawkins                02/01/2020

Barry Piltz                    03/07/2017                        Mayor                            02/01/2020

Jessie Williams            02/17/2015                        Betty Watkins                02/01/2018

Benji Nelken                02/17/2015                       Ann Hollowell                02/01/2019

Next Council Rotation:  Brock, Hawkins, Weathers, Thomas, Bailey, Wilson, Mayor

Meets monthly on the third Thursday

Seven (7) Members

This committee directs an educational effort in community pride, advises the city on beautification projects, and maintains certification in the Keep America Beautiful system.

Members: (Officers and Committee Chairs)

  • Lynn Cox
  • Clara Davis
  • Ann Jones
  • Pat Jones
  • Carol Key
  • Ann Swain
  • Julia Thomas
  • Hattie Young

Meets monthly on the second Tuesday

Five (5) Members

All rights, powers, duties and obligations of this commission are conferred by state law and shall conform thereto in the performance of its duties in operation a municipal parks and recreation system.

Members:                   Date Appointed                Nominated by                Term Expires

Alfred Rankins              02/07/2017                        Lois Hawkins                   01/01/2019        

Mario Kirksey               12/01/2015                        Tommy Benson                01/01/2020

Scott Rainwater             03/21/2017                          Carolyn Weathers          01/01/2022

Thomas Darnell Nall     11/07/2017                          Betty Watkins                01/01/2020

Mel Covington               11/07/2017                          Ann Hollowell              01/01/2023

Next Council Rotation:  Wilson, Mayor, Brock, Hawkins, Weathers, Thomas, Bailey

Meets monthly on the fourth Thursday

Seven (7) Members

This commission serves to make adequate provision for the preparation, adoption and revision of a plan to guide, direct and control the future growth and development of the City of Greenville and the urban area surrounding the corporate limits of the city in an orderly, efficient, healthful and economic manner.

Members:                Date Appointed                Nominated by                Term Expires

Phillip Moreno         06/06/2017                     Councilman Brock                 04/01/2020

Jimmy Ford              04/07/2015                     Councilwoman Watkins         04/01/2019        

Robert Fratesi           04/07/2015                     Councilwoman Hollowell      04/01/2019

Sherman Harris        04/04/2017                     Councilwoman Hawkins        04/01/2020        

Albert Shoffner, Jr.  04/07/2015                     Councilman Simmons            04/01/2019        

Willie Sullivan         02/21/2017                     Councilwoman Weathers        04/01/2020

Jimmy Williams       02/21/2017                     Councilwoman Watkins         04/01/2020


Next Council Rotation:  Thomas, Bailey, Wilson, Mayor, Brock, Hawkins, Weathers

Unspecified meeting schedule

Seven (7) Members

This board serves to provide for the licensing of plumbers, supervision and inspection of plumbing and gas piping installations, and enforcement of minimum standards through the plumbing and gas codes throughout the city and surrounding urban area.


  • James Carr
  • J.K. Fulton
  • John Haynes
  • James Palmer
  • Willie Sullivan
  • Ronnie Sweet

Meets monthly on the third Wednesday

Five (5) members (2 appointed by City and 3 by County)

This commission has jurisdiction over the port, terminals, harbors, and passes leading thereto, and all vessels, boats and wharves, common carriers, and public utilities therein, using the same, within their counties.

Members:                               Date Appointed            Nominated by            Term Expires

Charlie Bevil (City)                  3/17/2015                       Ann Hollowell                04/01/2019

Phield Parish, III (City)            3/17/2015                       Betty Watkins                 04/01/2019

County Representatives:  Thomas R. Gordon, David Stokes and Joseph Wiley

Next Council Rotation:    Wilson, Mayor, Brock, Hawkins, Weathers, Thomas, Bailey

Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month

Five (5) members

The School Board administers policies for the Greenville Public School District.

Members:                             Date Appointed                        Term Expires

Emanuel E. Edmond               02/20/2018                                02/28/2023

Shirley Cartlidge                     02/16/2016                                02/28/2021

Doris J. Thompson                  02/21/2017                                02/28/2022

Loretta         Shannon              02/17/2015                                02/28/2020        

Jan Vaughn                             02/18/2014                                02/28/2019

Meets monthly on the second Wednesday

Seven (7) Members
(contact David Lee, President)

The Tree Board studies, investigates, counsels, and develops and/or updates annually and administers a written plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of trees and shrubs in parks, along streets, and in other public areas.


  • Kathy Jeanine Bowman
  • McClain Bowman
  • Ann Jones
  • David Lee
  • Julie Mosow
  • Mac Skelton
  • Charlene Loughran

Meets as needed

Created by City Council in January 2012 to identify what current crime fighting procedures are effective and what is not effective and what can be done to better fight crime. Identifying problems is vital in order to create solutions. The ultimate goal of this task force is producing a

plan of action that sends a clear message to criminals and the rest of the community that Greenville is serious about fighting crime.


Dewayne Richardson                        District Attorney

Ashley Hines                                     Circuit Court Judge

Margaret Carey McCray                    Circuit Court Judge

Mike Prewitt                                      Municipal Court Judge

Delando Wilson                                 Greenville Police Department, Chief

Milton Gaston                                    Washington County, Sherriff

Vernita King Johnson                        Youth Court Judge

Eric Hawkins                                     City and County Prosecutor

                                                           Greenville Public School District, Superintendent

                                                           St. Joseph School, Principal

                                                          Washington School, Headmaster

William Ray                                      Greenville Christian Schools, Headmaster

                                                          Western Line, Superintendent

Pat Davenport                                   Our House, Executive Director

                                                         Salvation Army, Major

                                                         Salvation Army, Captain

Audine Haynes                                 Drug Task Force

John Marshall                                    Crime Stoppers, Board Member

Bob Pitts                                            Mission Mississippi

Council Member or his/her representative