(Southaven, MS) Southaven Mayor Greg Davis and Mayor-elect Darren Musselwhite held their first transition meeting ever with new aldermen and city department heads.
It’s the first step in the transition of power from Southaven’s long-time leader to an entirely new, less experienced group.
The new mayor-elect and the others worked hard to take it all in.
”Mainly for me, it’s a listening session for me today. I’m just kinda gathering what’s going on so I can be informed when I take office," explained Darren Musselwhite.
And that’s the whole purpose of the new leaders meeting with heads of every city department.
The mayor and aldermen-elect heard presentations on everything from potholes to parks to help prepare them to get moving on their first day in office.
Current Mayor Greg Davis is doing his part by bringing the newly-elected leaders into the information loop with department heads immediately.
”He expects a smooth transition, I expect a smooth transition and not only will they be reporting to me... If they send me an e-mail, I will make sure Mayor-elect Musselwhite gets the same e-mail so he can be up to speed on what’s going on the next two weeks," Davis said.
Aldermen-elect will get the same courtesy.
All in attendance said they’re already looking at setting priorities.
”There’s not a group concern, other than some of the sewer issues that have come up, but my concern for Ward two is street overlay and sidewalks” said Alderman-elect Shirley Beshears.
All the new Southaven leaders take the oath of office July 1st.