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Earn 2 CMO Elective Credits by attending Delta State University's Local Government Leadership Institute!


About Us

The focus of the Local Government Leadership Institute at Delta State University is to assist Delta communities in addressing governance challenges by providing local officials with the basic knowledge and tools needed to run their municipalities effectively and efficiently.  The Institute offers basic, hands-on, governance training over a variety of municipal topics.  Contact us to reserve a seat at our next training today!

February 2018 Training

When:           February 15, 2018 @ 11:00am - 2:00pm

Location:      Delta State University

                      Center for Community and Economic Development

                      1417 College St.

                      Cleveland, MS 38732

Guest Presenter: Dr. Joseph “Dallas” Breen, Executive Director, John C. Stennis Institute of Government & Community Development

RSVP:            By February 12th @


"Forms and Functions of Municipal Government"

Level One - Starter Training: Day One, Now What?

What Am I To Do?: Understanding Municipal Forms & Functions

This session explains the various forms of Mississippi state governance (i.e., Code Charter, Strong Mayor, Council-Manager, Commission, etc.) and provides municipal-specific guidance for registered participants.  

Open Discussion

Q & A/Wrap up

This program is offered with support from the Robert M. Hearin Foundation and Casey Family Programs.


Target Audience
Mayors, Alderpersons, and City Councilpersons in the following counties: Bolivar, Coahoma, Humphreys, Leflore, Sunflower, and Washington.  (However, Mayors, Alderpersons/City Councilpersons statewide are welcome!)

Contact Us
Ms. Cheryl D. Beaty, Administrative Assistant & Education Coordinator

662-846-4253 (office)

662-846-4885 (fax)


Dr. Temika M. Simmons, Director

Mr. Todd J. Hendrix, Grad. Assistant