Friday, July 24, 2020

Governor Makes Flag Commission Appointments

Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement.

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced his appointees for the Mississippi Flag Commission to redesign the new state flag: a civic leader, a tribal chief, and a business leader.

Signing House Bill 1796 at a bill signing ceremony on June 30, the Mississippi Flag Commission was established to redesign the state flag for voters to decide on in November. Under the bill, the Governor had to choose his appointees from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and the Mississippi Economic Council.

Mississippi Department of Archives and History: Betsey Hamilton is a retired public school teacher, real estate broker and appraiser. With a strong passion for preserving Mississippi's history while creating a brighter future for our state, Hamilton currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Union County Heritage Museum and as a member of the Commission on the Future of Northeast Mississippi. She has previously served as a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Union County Historical Society and the Tanglefoot Trail. Having been a Trustee for the New Albany Public School District and a member of the Advisory Council for the New Albany Boys and Girls Club, Hamilton is committed to ensuring the best education and futures for our children.

Mississippi Economic Council: Tribal Chief Cyrus Ben is the fifth democratically elected Chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Having been officially sworn into office on July 9, 2019, making history as the youngest chief, Chief Ben is guided in his leadership and service to the Choctaw people by five key initiatives: respect of others, fairness and equality to all, accountability in all areas, efficiency in practices in addition to the support and appreciation of all employees and Tribal members. Chief Ben feels strongly about educating and mentoring our youth and shows this by being actively involved within his community. A life-long resident of Neshoba County, Mississippi, Chief Ben and his wife TaRita raise their children, Brodie, Eden and Selah in the Pearl River community.

Mississippi Arts Commission: Frank Bordeaux currently serves as Vice President, Property and Casualty for BXS Insurance in Mississippi, which he originally joined in 2007 as an insurance producer. His primary focus is public sector business, Department of Defense contractors, and large hospitality risk. Bordeaux has been involved with numerous civic and nonprofit organizations over the years, including serving on the Gulfport Youth Sports Association, as a past Board Member of Feed My Sheep Soup Kitchen, and as a past Board Member of Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. Some of his professional affiliations include The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, and Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi. A life-long Mississippian, Bordeaux and his wife, Jacqueline, have four sons, Miles, Hudson, Jack Fisher, and Frank.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nicely done, Gov. Reeves! Not only is Chief Ben a good choice, his selection adds some genuine diversity to the mix.

Anonymous said...

I offer my approval to these.

Anonymous said...

" Board Member of Feed My Sheep Soup Kitchen". Rather appropriate for many on this site.

Anonymous said...

The flag is gone. Who cares now. Please fix the virus and open the bars.

Anonymous said...

SEC championship games, no more being on the bottom, streets paved with gold, hell we might even get the super bowl!!

It's gonna be rainin' money in the magnolia state now that we have a new flag.

Anonymous said...

Why do we need a flag?

Anonymous said...

Flag , scmalag

Anonymous said...

Fine Mississippians all -- so long as there's no compensation for their services...

Anonymous said...

Attn 5:25 How insignificant!!!

Anonymous said...

Members of the Commission, if you are reading this, please take note. What looks good on a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper 18" from your nose, may not necessarily look good on a 5' x 7' piece of cloth several hundred feet away.

Anonymous said...

What 6:58 said.

Anonymous said...

1:26 thank you.. why no sign professionals or designers on board? Let’s learn from UMMC.

Anonymous said...

1:26, commission member JT Taylor is way ahead of you. He has already proposed that the final five designs be made into flags and flown so the members can see what they’ll look like in real life.

Anonymous said...

7:03 - Thanks for pointing that out. That will take another committee, at least two fund drives for a study and sixty thousand dollars for design, layout and production. And Kingfish will bust his ass trying to sneak in and get photos.

Meanwhile there are hundreds of cars running the roads advertising that silly damned Stennis flag. Can't believe Mississippi approved that as a legit car tag (with the wording SF (state flag).

Anonymous said...

Nah nah nah there 2:04, we can't call it the "Stennis Flag" anymore, even your last name, no matter how woke you are, is permanently damnable by the sins of it's past. It's the "Hospitality Flag" now for the Fondren hipsters and Jackson thugaboos because the Stennis creator is a self hating, flagellating leftist.

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