Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the county, establishing goals and objectives to direct the county's growth and development, and carries out other responsibilities as set forth by Mississippi statutes.  Supervisors are elected from each of the five districts in the county to serve a four-year term.  The Board oversees county operations and enacts ordinances and resolutions to promote the health, safety, and welfare of citizens and businesses in the county, and approves the annual budget and millage rate which funds the operations of the offices and departments under the Board's jurisdiction.

Each Supervisor is responsible for the maintenance, up-keep and improvements to all county roads and bridges within their district on a day-to-day basis.

Responsibilities include:

  • Budgeting
  • Staffing
  • Road Maintenance
    • Drainage (culverts, ditching, curb & guttering)
    • Bridges
    • Road Surface (paving & potholes)
    • Mowing (rights-of-ways)
    • Signage
    • Trees (on rights-of-ways)
    • Guardrail maintenance
Board Meetings

The Board of Supervisors meets on the first Monday of each month through the following Thursday in the Boardroom of the Marion County Board of Supervisors' office. They also meet the third Monday of every month. If a regular scheduled meeting falls on a holiday, the Board meets on the next working day following the holiday.  The Board may schedule additional meetings as they deem necessary to handle pertinent County business and in the case of emergencies.  All meetings begin at 9:30 AM, unless otherwise announced, and are open to the public.

If you wish to appear before the Board of Supervisors to discuss an important matter pertaining to the county, you must notify Susan Bridges at sbridges@marioncountyms.com 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 Susan Bridges prior to the beginning of the meeting.

The Supervisors of Marion County are as follows:
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Charles R. Dyess
District 1

(601) 441-2110 WK Cell
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Terry Broome
District 2

(601) 441-0448 WK Cell
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Tony Morgan
District 3

(601) 325-1498 WK Cell
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Raymon Rowell
District 4

(601) 441-4239 WK Cell
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Calvin Newsom Sr.
District 5

(601) 441-2350 WK Cell
Contact Information

215 Broad Street
Columbia, MS 39429
Phone: 601-736-7382
Fax: 601-736-1232

Susan Bridges, Comptroller
Email: sbridges@marioncountyms.com