Below is a press release from the Hinds County Board of Supervisors:
On Monday, April 19, 2021 at their regular meeting, the Hinds County Board of Supervisors appointed a new County Administrator. The board voted at its Monday (April 19th) meeting to hire Mr. Kenneth Wayne Jones as the County Administrator. Mr. Jones’ transition from his interim role, which began March 1, 2021, was effective upon his appointment.
Duties of the County Administrator
The County Administrator must be knowledgeable in the areas of:
- Budget planning
- Personnel management
Who is Kenneth Wayne Jones?
Mr. Jones is definitely no stranger to local government and the public servant arena. Making history as the first African American CEO of Canton Municipal Utilities, he was also elected as a Canton Alderman where he served for 12 years. Later, he was elected as State Senator serving two terms (8 years) and was selected twice by his peers to be the Chairman of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus.
Kenneth Wayne Jones received his BS & MS Degrees in Industrial Technology (Management) from Jackson State University. Additionally, he joined the United States Army Reserves as a Medical Specialist and retired as a Sergeant First Class after 24 years of service to his country. He also received a certification through the prestigious Business Advantage Program from Millsaps College’s Else School of Management.
Featured in Ebony Magazine as a “Leader of the Future”, Mr. Jones was the recipient of the “Governor’s Award” for Community Service. He is a member of the Masonic Order, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and many other organizations.
Mr. Jones is a member of Greater St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church where he serves as a Deacon. He has been married to his lovely wife, Bobbie Jones, for 21 years and they have two children.
Mr. Jones says, “I truly appreciate the confidence that the Board has expressed in me and my abilities to help move Hinds County forward in a positive direction to effectively and efficiently serve the residents of Hinds County.”