CREATE Foundation has a distinguished history of highly effective community engagement as the leading regional community development organization in northeast Mississippi. Capitalizing on those strengths, in 1995, CREATE formed the Commission on the Future of Northeast Mississippi to strengthen regional unity and cooperation.  The purpose of the Commission is to strengthen regional cooperation and unity by engaging in regional community development.

Through regional representation, Commission members mobilize their communities on key issues related to the economic, educational, and health initiatives. 

CREATE Foundation has a distinguished history of highly effective community engagement as the leading regional community development organization in northeast Mississippi. Capitalizing on those strengths, in 1995, CREATE formed the Commission on the Future of Northeast Mississippi to strengthen regional unity and cooperation.  The purpose of the Commission is to strengthen regional cooperation and unity by engaging in regional community development.

Through regional representation, Commission members mobilize their communities on key issues related to the economic, educational, and health initiatives. 

Regional goals

Education Initiatives*

REGIONAL Initiatives*

Regional Reports

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RegionMap Alcorn Benton Calhoun Chickasaw Clay Itawamba Lafeyette Lee Lowndes Marshall Monroe Oktibbeha Pontotoc Prentiss Tippah Tishomingo Union

2021 Northeast Mississippi Regional REport

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RegionMap-431 Alcorn Benton Calhoun Chickasaw Clay Itawamba Lafeyette Lee Lowndes Marshall Monroe Oktibbeha Pontotoc Prentiss Tippah Tishomingo Union

2019 Northeast Mississippi Regional REport

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RegionMap-323 Alcorn Benton Calhoun Chickasaw Clay Itawamba Lafeyette Lee Lowndes Marshall Monroe Oktibbeha Pontotoc Prentiss Tippah Tishomingo Union

2019 Northeast Mississippi Regional REport

Commission Members

Alcorn

Ray McClellan
John Mercier
Clayton Stanley

Benton

Jack Gadd
Bill Renick

Calhoun

Sheila Freely
Joel McNeece

Chickasaw

Patsy Gregory
Millette Nabors

Clay

Bob Harrell
Eddie Longstreet

Itawamba

Dr. Jay Allen
B.J. Canup

Lafayette

Kurt Brummett
Randy Leister
Jon Maynard

Lee

Polly Bailey
Grace Clark
Guy Mitchell, III 
Paul Mize, Jr.
Kenneth Wheeler

Lowndes

Nick Ardillo
Matt Bogue
Allegra Brigham (Chair)
Greg Stewart

Marshall

Dr. Gemma Beckley
Mayor Kelvin Buck
Justin Hall

Monroe

Chelsea Baulch
Jim Edwards
Jean Pinkley

Oktibbeha

Frank Chiles
Nelle Cohen
Lee Ann Turner

Pontotoc

Phyllis Ford High
Matt Koon

Prentiss

Dr. Ricky Ford
Ronny Rowland

Tippah

Duane Bullard
Kyle Smith

Tishomingo

Beth Davis
Harold Lomenick

Union

Betsey Hamilton
Phil Morris

At Large

Denotee Martin
Eddie Prather
Bill Stone

Emeritus

Kenny Dill
Hassell Franklin
Dr. Gloria Kellum
Bobby Martin (1933-2020)
Jack Reed, Sr. (1924-2016)
Sandy Williams

University

William Nicholas, UM
Jim Martin, MSU

State of the Region Meeting

2022 Date to be determined.