Fourth annual Mayors’ Summit at Delta State

Joining President LaForge are Indianola Mayor Steve Rosenthal and Shelby Mayor Peggy Mengarelli.

Earlier this month, mayors from across the Mississippi Delta gathered at Delta State University for the fourth annual Mayors’ Summit. We invite these influential Delta leaders to campus each year to give us an opportunity to discuss campus and community activities and to continue to forge collaborations and partnerships that benefit the Delta. This year’s meeting focused on the university’s signature conferences — International Conference on the Blues and the Winning the Race Conference — as well as Delta State’s newest initiative, the Local Government Leadership Institute, which will provide local, elected officials with the basic knowledge and tools needed to run their municipalities effectively and efficiently. The Summit also gave the mayors an opportunity to share ways they are tackling challenges within the Delta.

In other news on campus, plans are already taking shape for Delta State’s 2017 Homecoming week, and registration is now open for anyone who wants to participate in the Homecoming Parade. The parade will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 11 before the Homecoming game, and the entry form is located on the Delta State home page at