The Center for Government and Community Development (GCD) is a unit within the Mississippi State University Extension Service. For over 30 years the GCD has been a leader in the development and implementation of technical assistance and educational programs for local government officials.
Through these technical assistance and educational programs, the GCD assists local government officials, local units of government, and associations of local government in their efforts to improve governance at the grassroots and delivery of services to the citizens of Mississippi.
The GCD does not take an advocacy role in the business, legislative, or political affairs of the local governments or local government associations with which it works.
Frequently Asked Questions
While the specifics of the questions differ, all questions ultimately can be reduced to these two:
Question: How can I find current information about the organization and operation of municipal or county government in Mississippi? My local library has nothing published since the 1960s.
Answer: The GCD publishes the most current information about the organization and operation of county and municipal government in its County Government in Mississippian its Municipal Government in Mississippi: A Handbook for City Officials. These publications are issued in traditional book form which may be ordered from the GCD and often in an electronic format.
Question: Who should be contacted to request technical assistance for a county or city?
Answer: All requests for technical assistance should be directed to P. C. McLaurin, Jr.
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