Kelle Barfield named as president of WCBoS

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Kelle Barfield has been named as president of the Warren County Board of Supervisors.

“I’m pleased to serve an extra layer of a role here,” stated Barfield. “I do believe the entire board has the entire county at heart. All five of us serve the county in a way that reflects that.”

“We don’t always have the same opinions on things, which is why, by design, state law has a board of five supervisors for each county,” Barfield added. “Truly, the role of president is to oversee the administrative matters of signing things on behalf of the board, running the meeting, using Robert’s rules of orders. Very basic things.”

Barfield is a native of Vicksburg and owner of Lorelei Books. She is also the owner of Delta Warren Properties and has been a driver of economic growth throughout Vicksburg by preserving and restoring historic buildings downtown.

She graduated from Warren Central in 1979 and studied magazine journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a Bachelors degree in 1983. In 2001, Barfield earned a Master of Science degree in communications management from Syracuse University in New York.

Barfield’s portfolio of involvement with the community is extensive. She’s a commission member for the Mississippi Commission on School Accreditation, serves on the Board of Directors for the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Vicksburg Warren Economic Development Foundation, sits on the Board of Directors for United Way of West Central Mississippi and a member of the Warren County Long-Term Recovery Committee.  She also serves as the Steering Committee Co-Chair for Vicksburg Warren College and Career Academies, a council member for the Warren and Caliborne Counties energy Academy Partnership, president of the Warren County Forestry Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the Southern Culture Heritage Foundation.