The five-member board is the chief policy-making and administrative body or unit of the county. Each county is divided into five districts, commonly referred to as “beats”. Each beat elects a supervisor who serves a four-year term.

Seated Left to Right: Vice-President T. Larry Dykes, Supervisor Beat Two; President Phil Dickerson, Supervisor Beat Three;
Travares Comegys, Supervisor Beat Five
Standing Left to Right: Joe Berlin, Sheriff; George Walters, Supervisor Beat One; Danielle Ashley, Chief Administrative Officer and Board Attorney;
Concetta Brooks, Chancery Clerk; Joey Bradshaw, Supervisor Beat Four; Charles Miller, Chief Financial Officer


Each supervisor handles some administrative duties in their beat, together the members set policies. While each supervisor represents their beat, all of the members are expected to look after the county as a whole.

Road construction and maintenance are the responsibility of the Board. It is a very important job to be responsible for hundreds of miles of local highways and roads. The board can also set traffic regulations for county roads.

The board must look after many things in addition to roads. The power to tax and the power to appropriate and budget funds are the two most significant powers the board exercises.

Board meetings are held twice a month. Meetings are open to the public. The board serves a unique role in Mississippi counties — it is the one body which supervises almost everything that goes on in county government.

Board of Supervisors:

Beat One – George Walters
215 County Barn Road
Laurel, MS 39443
Phone: 601-425-5370

Beat Two – T. Larry Dykes     
767 Soso Big Creek Road
Laurel, MS 39443
Phone: 601-729-8680

Beat Three – Phil Dickerson    
30 Bogue Homa Lake Road
Laurel, MS 39443
Phone: 601-428-4929

Beat Four – Joey Bradshaw 
1074 Highway 29
Ellisville, MS 39437
Phone: 601-477-8533

Beat Five – Tommy Posey
126 Central Avenue
Laurel, MS 39440
Phone: 601-649-5275     

Support Staff:

Chief Administrative Officer & Board Attorney – Danielle Ashley

Chief Financial Officer – Charles Miller

Administrative Assistant – Brittany Welch
Phone: 601-428-3139

Contacting the Board:

Physical address:
415 North 5th Ave
Laurel, MS 39440

8AM – 5PM
Monday – Friday
Mailing address:
P O Box 1468
Laurel, MS 39441Phone: 601-428-3139
Fax: 601-428-3602
Public Meetings Dates:
1st and 3rd Monday of every month at 9:30 am. Each meeting on even numbered months and all 3rd Monday meetings are held at the Laurel Courthouse. The 1st meeting on odd numbered months is held at the Ellisville Courthouse.

2024 Regular Scheduled Board Meetings:


Tuesday, January 2 – Ellisville

Tuesday, January 16 – Laurel

Monday, February 5 – Laurel

Tuesday, February 20 – Laurel

Monday, March 4 – Ellisville

Monday, March 18 – Laurel

Monday, April 1 – Laurel

Monday, April 15 – Laurel

Monday, May 6 – Ellisville

Monday, May 20 – Laurel

Monday, June 3 – Laurel

Monday, June 17 – Laurel

Monday, July 1 – Ellisville

Monday, July 15 – Laurel

Monday, August 5 – Laurel

Monday, August 19 – Laurel

Tuesday, September 3 – Ellisville

Monday, September 16 – Laurel

Monday, October 7 – Laurel

Monday, October 21 – Laurel

Monday, November 4 – Ellisville

Monday, November 18 – Laurel

Monday, December 2 – Laurel

Monday, December 16 – Laurel

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