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The Progress

With more than $400 million in in new local, state, federal, and private investments in Greenville, delivered results to improve infrastructure, and a commitment to preserving Greenville’s Delta Culture, I, Mayor Errick D. Simmons, will never stop working for the progress of Greenville.  I ask for your prayers and vote as we, together, move Greenville forward to continue the progress.

 

You deserve a Mayor who listens, and works for you.  The only way we can make Greenville better is by working together.

 

We make progress together.  We’ve had progress in record numbers-economic development, workforce development, infrastructure, and community development projects.  I’m proud to keep working to make Greenville a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City

  • Over one million pounds of food and other necessary items donated to residents by and through community organizations.

  • Mars Food, Bens Original, Molina Health, Kroger Food for purchased a refrigerated truck for Hearty Helpings Food Pantry 

  • Mars Ben’s Original began a Food Distribution Series bringing celebrity chefs and others to Greenville 

  • The Greenville Mayor’s Youth Council hosts numerous community events 

  • On Friday, April 1, 2022, Vice President Harris, along with Congressman Bennie G. Thompson, traveled to Greenville 

  • Former Congressman Joe Kennedy, grandson of Robert Kennedy, visited Greenville on April 21, 2022, 55 years after Robert Kennedy’s visit to Greenville and the Mississippi Delta to fight poverty in April 1967.  The fight against poverty is just as real today as it was in 1967.  

 

New and Innovative Programs

  • With a new partnership with the Mayor’s Office, Mars Food Ben’s Original and FoodCorps, the City now has four (4) Food Corps service members at every public elementary school in Greenville at both Greenville Public School District and Western Line Public School District assisting students, their parents, and schools in how to eat healthy and prepare a healthy meal. 

  • The City of Greenville received a $75,000 grant from the African American Mayors Association and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America to enhance the City of Greenville FoodCorps program.

  • Mayor Simmons was selected in the inaugural Mayor’s Institute of City Design Just City Mayoral Fellowship with the Just City Lab at Harvard Graduate School of Design to work with my colleagues and national design experts across the country to discuss and implement strategies to create just, sustainable neighborhoods and communities.  

  • Greenville’s re-entry program, GREAT, Greenville Reentry and Training Program (GREAT) is a social justice program providing previously inaccessible opportunities and training to those most in need disrupting the cycle of poverty and incarceration. The City hired its first returning citizen with the City of Greenville on March 1, 2018. 

  • The City, in collaboration with other organizations, hosted a Delta Small and Emerging Business Conference.  

  • In 2022, the Small Business Development Center was announced in Greenville to support small businesses development and success in Greenville. 

Economic Development

  • $142 million dollar Greenville Freight Corridor

  •  $50 million new federal courthouse

  • $50 million in infrastructure improvements

  • $15 million in the City of Greenville Kearns Aerospace Maintenance Partnership at Greenville Mid-Delta Regional Airport

  •  $1.5 Million Aviation A and P School at our airport

  • The airport has received over $20 million dollars in airport improvements under the current administration. 

  • Jet service has arrived to Greenville Mid-Delta Airport. CONTOUR AIR arrived in Greenville in 2021.  

  • $850,000 Greenville Higher Education Center Career-Technical Training Facility

  •  New business openings, Chick-fil-A, Jack’s,  No Way Jose, Honey’s Grill, Goodwill, Where You At BBQ, LevelUp Learning Center, Small Business Development Center, Jay4Kicks, Veteran Affairs Clinic, Five Below, Lush Health Drinks and Vegan Eats, Goshen School of Cosmetology, Caesar’s Sportsbook, Magnolia’s Spa, and DL Goodman, just to name a few are all unprecedented signs that Greenville is growing. 

  • In 2022, the City reached a record over 10,000 enplanements.  This progress allows the City to receive from $150,000 to $1,000,000 from the FAA due to having more than 10,000 folks flying Contour at the Greenville Airport.  

  • $71.46 million grant from U.S Department of Transportation, with $70 million match from MDOT.

  • Reserves at Ed Gray, a $6 million dollar project, now houses 42 low to moderate income families after the Greenville City Council donated a city park. 

  • The evolution of the Mars Food/Ben’s Original brand produced an investment of $2.5 million dollars to improve education and access to fresh healthy foods with the first-ever Community Engagement Officer here in Greenville. 

  • A $2 million Colorado Medical Expansion Project; and, $850,000 workforce development investment for career tech buildings at our community college.  

  • $5.8 million dollar Westport Linen investment that creates 75 new jobs while retaining 75 others. 

  • Landed Nufarm in August 2018 with 68 manufacturing jobs with a $20 million investment, the first such announcement since Textron in 2004

  • Announced Tru by Hilton, an 84-room hotel with 30 jobs with an estimated $10 million investment

  • Received $13.1 million dollars in airport improvements with roundtrip commercial air service to Dallas and Atlanta.​

Public Safety

  • $1.7 million dollars for police and fire raises in the tune of $4,600 base increase for each first responder for retention and recruitment of quality police and fire officers.  

  • Non-public safety City employees received a base increase of $3,200 annually. 

  • The Greenville City Council added another $4.00 per hour increase to the pay of our police officers to get them on the streets to protect and serve Greenville families. 

  • Millions have been spent for new fire trucks, police vehicles, and state-of-the-art public safety communications equipment. 

  • Kicked off free smoke alarm campaign with American Red Cross to keep our residents safe. 

  • First Responders Honor Event in conjunction with GFD 9/11 Memorial Walk and Stair Climb continues at Delta Towers.

  • GFD’s new Walk for the Cure was a huge success in breast cancer and other cancer awareness.

  • Shop with a Cop for Elder Care was huge success where GPD officers took seniors in our community shopping at Wal-Mart.

  • The Fire and Life Safety Festival continues along with the fire safety poster contest, and other community risk reduction programs.

  •  Fire and Police Junior Kids Academies continue.

  • Police officers are required to wear body cameras to increase accountability for police and residents. 

Education

  • MVSU has partnered with Greenville Public School District for an Early College High School program for eligible 9th and 10th graders.

  • Greenville’s high schoolers also enjoy dual enrollment options at MDCC. High school students, traditional and non-traditional college students can take college courses on both MVSU and MDCC’s campuses or conveniently at the Greenville Higher Education Center in Greenville.

  • With the recent 2021 announcement of the Greenville College Access Network (GCAN), Mississippi’s first formalized college access network.  Greenville provides a community-based college access network approach that builds trusted places across the city where students and parents can get help filling out college applications and getting money through financial aid applications.  

  • In 2022, GCAN became GCAAN, Greenville College Access and Attainment Network with an ongoing mission to encourage student post-high school graduation success, with GCAAN volunteers providing support and guidance during our students’ college journey.

  • Greenville is one of three cities in Mississippi awarded the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR-UP), a federally funded program designed to increase the number of students who stay in school and succeed in post-secondary education.  

  • Congressman Bennie G. Thompson for his annual College and Career Fair with 27 high schools registered, serving more than 2,200 students.

  • To make the city more competitive when it comes to the workforce development, the WCEA has made Greenville and Washington County an ACT Work Ready Community. 

  • Announced Medical Pipeline with Greenville Public School District and Delta Regional Medical Center

Parks and Recreation

  • Increased Parks and Recreation funding by 300%,

Tourism and Hospitality

  • Work with our tourism and hospitality professionals to grow existing festivals and events and to create new ones to become one of the leading tourism cities in the region.

Public Infrastructure

  • Under the current administration, more than $200 million in local, state, and federal monies have been spent to fix our aging infrastructure. 

  • $50 million dollars in rehabilitation and other sanitary sewer infrastructure

  • $29 million dollars for sanitary sewer improvements with a $7.7 million dollar grant from U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development

  • Over $20 million for airport improvements

  • $10 million spent on our WWTP

  • $5 million on Hancock Force Main

  • $5 million spread throughout our major thoroughfares with new traffic signals, signage, and utility boxes

  • Over $3 million spent for repairs on Reed Road, Adrian Drive, Oxford Place, Pear Lane, Lisa, Williams Street, Solomon, and millions for new fire trucks, police vehicles, and state-of-the-art public safety communications equipment. 

  • Hundreds of thousands spent at the Port of Greenville and Mid-Delta Regional Airport as well.

  • $3.5 million-dollar new water meter project.

  • This $6.5 million is in addition to $7.2 million in American Rescue Plan funds matched by $7.2 million with state funds for water and sewer infrastructure improvements.

Port and Levee Front

  • Use state and federal funds to continue port and levee front development, expansion, and utilization.

Downtown Revitalization

  • $9.1 million-dollar mixed-use redevelopment to include a boutique hotel, microbrewery, and new downtown restaurant,

Health Care

  • A special thanks go out to our Mayor’s Health Council Coordinator Remelda Lewis, who organized health fair after health event, along with food distributions, in every ward in this community and across the Mississippi Delta. Today, we continue our “Health is Wealth” series because we know knowing your numbers is caring for yourself, your family, and your community. 

  • The Mayor’s Health Council has won the Community Champion Award from the Mississippi Department of Health/MS Delta Health Collaborative three years in a row.

  • In February 2023, the City received a $2 Million earmark from Congressman Bennie G. Thompson for Delta Health Center to support primary health care in Greenville and the Mississippi Delta.

 

 

 

 

Re-elect Greenville, MS
Mayor Errick D. Simmons
for a Third Term as Mayor

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