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Vicksburg business delegation goes to Washington with the mayor

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Left to right. Seated: Shawn Jackson, Warren County District 3 supervisor; Laura Beth Strickland, Vicksburg Convention and Visitor’s Bureau executive director; and Shelia McKinnis, Vicksburg-Warren Chamber of Commerce president. Standing: Mark Buys, Chamber Economic Development Partnership representative and Bancorps South, Vicksburg Division president; Pablo Diaz, Vicksburg-Warren Partnership president and CEO; Jeff Holland, Warren County District 4 supervisor; Bess Averett, chamber board member and executive director of Friends of Vicksburg National Military Park; Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Jr., U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS); Alex Monsour, South Ward alderman; Kim Hopkins Vicksburg Main Street executive director; Nick Jones, owner of Vicksburg Chick-fil-A; Annette Kirklin, Vicksburg Convention Center executive director; and Sam Andrews, executive assistant to Mayor Flaggs.

Members of the Vicksburg-Warren Chamber of Commerce, a couple of Warren County supervisors, and a number of other Vicksburg business leaders joined Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to meet with elected officials representing Mississippi and the 2nd Congressional District.

The consensus from social media posts is that the meetings “to discuss proposed projects and plans for Vicksburg in 2020” were very productive.

The group met with U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS 2)

The group met with U.S. Senator Roger Wicker.

Congressman Bennie Thompson and Mayor George Flaggs Jr.

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and Mayor George Flaggs, Jr.

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