Reception held for new Jefferson Davis County Economic Development Director

Published 4:15 pm Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Members of the community had the opportunity to meet the new JDC Economic Development Director, Gary Russell Bass, last month at a reception held at the County Building in Prentiss.

Bass, a native of Bassfield, was hired in February to fill the position left vacant by the death of former director Ben Hamby.

“I am truly grateful for the ones that braved the storm today to show me support.”

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Over 50 community members, municipal leaders, family and friends welcomed Bass, despite the weather.

“To those who were unable to make it, feel free to come by and visit me anytime,” said Bass.

“I am always happy to meet folks from Jefferson Davis County —new and old.”

“We all have the responsibility of moving Jefferson Davis County toward her full potential.  I am appreciative of everyone with ideas for new projects that can help make this county safe and prosperous again.”

“Let’s all work together to make Jefferson Davis County the “Garden Spot of the Earth.”