The Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the county. One Supervisor is elected from each of the five districts in the county to serve a four-year term. The Board is responsible for adopting an annual budget, establishing the annual property tax rate, setting policies, goals and objectives to direct the county's growth and development, and carrying out other responsibilities as set forth by Mississippi state statutes.
William "Bill" Newsom
Leroy Smith, Jr.
W. T. "Tommy" Ewing, Jr.
PO Box 218
Rolling Fork, MS 39159-0218
As mandated by State statute, the Board of Supervisors meets on the first and third Monday of each month in the Board Meeting Room at the Courthouse. If a regular scheduled meeting falls on a holiday, the Board meets on the next working day following the holiday. The Board also schedules additional meetings as they deem necessary to handle pertinent County business and in the case of emergencies.
- Unless otherwise notified, all meetings begin at:
- 1st Monday - 9:00 a.m.
- 3rd Monday - 3:00 p.m.
- Meetings of the Board of Supervisors are open to the general public.
To Appear Before The Board
If you wish to appear before the Board of Supervisors to discuss an important matter pertaining to the county, you must notify the Board Office not later than noon on the Wednesday prior to the Monday meeting. Any backup information and/or exhibits pertaining to the matter you wish to discuss must be delivered to the Board Office by the same deadline. If you have been scheduled to appear before the Board, or if you have a matter to be discussed and you would like to have it dismissed from the agenda, please contact the Board Office prior to the beginning of the meeting.
Sharkey-Issaquena Hospital - Accountability and Transparency Report
During the 2015 Mississippi legislative session, the House and Senate passed and Gov. Bryant signed into law S.B. 2407, which amended the state’s open meetings law to include public hospitals. Starting January 1, 2016, public hospitals in Mississippi will be required to open their board meetings and certain records to the public. The purpose of this site is to provide a central location for the public to access this information. Click here for a report on the Sharkey-Issaquena Community Hospital.