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ward6Councilman Bill Gavin

Cell: 662-574-0295
Home: 662-327-3323

bgavin@eastms.edu

Serving Since

July 2009, current term extends until 2017

Duties / Responsibilities

To serve the citizens of Ward 6 and the City of Columbus, Mississippi.

Vision for the City of Columbus

My Vision for the City of Columbus: My vision for the city is for growth and that the city can become the economic center of the Golden Triangle. I believe this can best be done by emphasizing and expanding retail sales and tourism. I believe that we must invest in ourselves for our city to grow. This will take a commitment on everyone’s part. Our city must undergo change and we must look at annexation. I would also like to see our city increase opportunities for our children in sports and education. Our city can best accomplish these goals by a unified effort to attract new individuals to locate and invest in Columbus.

Experience

Community College Educator, Business Owner

Family Information

Wife (Tammy Gavin), Daughter (Cori Gavin)

Interest and Hobbies

I was born and raised in Columbus, attended Lee High School and was involved in sports and other activities. I Received a Bachelor and Master Degrees in education from Mississippi State University. I have been an educator for thirty-two years at the university and community college levels. I have taken great pride in help young people find a career that will allow them to provide financially for themselves and their family. I am currently the department head of the Drafting and Design Program for East Mississippi Community College at Mayhew. I am married to Tammy Maners, also a life-long resident of Columbus. We have a daughter (Cori) which resides in Hattiesburg. As a family we attend the First Presbyterian Church of Columbus.

WARD 6 Polling Location

  • Brandon Central Office: 2630 McArthur Drive

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