Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant Will Deliver Address
To Delta Council Annual Meeting
Gov. Phil Bryant will offer the keynote address for the 77th Annual Meeting of Delta Council on May 11 at the Bologna Performing Arts Center on the Delta State University campus. Bryant, a native of Moorhead, Miss., is no stranger to the Delta Council crowd, since he has served as the featured guest for the Delta Honor Graduate Event in past years. Also, Bryant has been active in industrial recruitment, workforce training and at the forefront of flood control activities in the Delta during recent years.
“Delta Council is fortunate to have the friendship we have experienced with Phil Bryant in the past, and we are looking forward to a productive and strong working relationship with him in his new capacity as the state’s chief executive officer,” says Bowen Flowers, Coahoma County farmer who serves as president of Delta Council this year.
As lieutenant governor, Bryant introduced the Delta Workforce Pilot Program, which has produced significant gains in the coordination of workforce training programs throughout the Delta region.
“Gov. Bryant recognized the special and unique issues facing workforce training in Mississippi and especially the Delta,” says Tom Gresham, president of Double Quick Stores and a client of the workforce training programs.
The Delta Council business session will begin at 10:30 a.m. Bryant’s address is scheduled to conclude at noon when the Delta Council members and guests will move to the University Quadrangle for a fried catfish luncheon.