Desoto County News

Transportation commissioner to hold town hall meetings

Mississippi Northern District Transportation Commissioner John Caldwell has announced a series of town hall style meetings across north Mississippi. 

“Hopefully, these are just the beginning of better communication between us all,” explained Caldwell. “Originally these same meetings were scheduled in early 2020, but COVID closures canceled them as venues closed and in-person public meetings halted.” 

The meetings will be held at various public institutions Dec. 6-8. Everyone is invited to attend all of the meetings where Caldwell will be promoting the coordinated and efficient use of all available and future modes of transportation, discuss capabilities and limits of the department and commission, listen to and take questions from the public.

“We are especially appreciative of our hosts,” said Caldwell. “Our Mississippi colleges, community colleges and universities have always promoted the open exchange of ideas. They are natural partners in economic development that surrounds the integration of transportation and education.”

The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022

  • 8-9 a.m. – Northwest Community College-DeSoto, Southaven (Room 323)
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Northwest Community College – Senatobia – (Room 102)
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Coahoma Community College (General Classroom)

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022

  • 8-9 a.m.– Northeast Community College – Booneville- (General Classroom)
  • 10-11 a.m. – Itawamba Community College – Fulton (General Classroom)
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Northwest Community College – Oxford (Room 153)

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2020

  • 8-9 a.m. – MUW- Columbus (Tiered Classroom)
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Holmes Community College – Kosciusko (General Classroom)

For more information contact the Northern District Transportation Commissioner’s office at 662-680-3323