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Attorney Thames is hired by the city, Nailor resigns



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The City of Vicksburg has hired attorney Lee Thames as the associate City Attorney. Current city attorney Kim Nailor has announced her resignation.

In a press release today, the City of Vicksburg announced that Lee Thames has been hired as an associate city attorney. Current city attorney Kim Nailor has resigned, effective April 19, 2024.

Mayor Flagss said via the press release, “With Attorney Thames’s past employment with the city of Vicksburg, he brings extensive legal background and dedication to public service, we are confident he will be an invaluable asset to our city and we are eager to see him eager to see him apply his skills and knowledge to benefit our community.”

Current City Attorney Kim Nailor resigned on the same day Thames was appointed. Mayor Flaggs said, “Thank you Attorney Nailor for your service and committment to our city.”

On her resignation, Attorney Nailor offered the following statement, “I am beyond grateful to have had the opportunity to serve my beloved city as City Attorney/former City Prosecutor for the past four (4) years. It is bittersweet to announce that I am resigning from my position effective April 19, 2024. During my tenure, I strived to be responsive, attentive and thorough in providing legal solutions to the complex issues faced in City Hall. I navigated the city through complex litigations and drafted legislation like the Medical Marijuana Ordinance, at the direction of the Board and Mayor, to ensure that the best interests of the City was protected.

In addition to serving as City Attorney, I served as Interim Human Resources Director while providing legal services to the Civil Service Commission, Public Transportation Board and Zoning Board of Appeals. It would be remiss of me to not thank Mayor Flaggs, former Ward 1 Alderman Michael A. Mayfield, Sr. and Ward 2 Alderman Alex J. Monsour, Jr. for allowing me to serve as City Attorney. I truly enjoyed the opportunity to forge close relationships with the Board, city employees and appointed members of the different Commission and Boards.  I am beyond ecstatic that Attorney Lee Davis Thames, Jr. will serve as Interim City Attorney. He has a wealth of knowledge and previously served in this position.  I also want to thank my family, especially my sons Cameron and Brandon, for their continued support.”
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