Olive Branch city attorney recognized for excellence

Photo: Olive Branch City Attorney Bryan Dye is joined by Gov. Tate Reeves. (Courtesy photo)

Olive Branch City Attorney Bryan Dye was presented the 2022 Award for Excellence in Local and District Government by Gov. Tate Reeves Monday in Jackson.  

Each year one individual is the recipient of the Award for Excellence in State Government, and one is the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Local and District Government. Dye is the recipient of the Local and District Government Award for Excellence for this year.  

Dye has been the Olive Branch City Attorney the past 17 years and has worked with three mayors and Boards of Aldermen during his time with city government.  Among his work was representing the city in legal matters as it acquired a privately-owned airport and made it a municipal-owned airport.  

He was involved in three successful annexations and two redistricting of city wards.  

On hand for Monday’s presentation from Gov. Reeves were his wife, April Epps Dye, their three children, as well as Mayor Ken Adams, Chief Operating Officer Todd Ondra, and paralegal McKinley Hodges.

From left, Olive Branch City Attorney Bryan Dye, Gov. Tate Reeves, and Olive Branch Mayor Ken Adams (Courtesy photo)

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