The five-member City Council, elected by wards, is the legislative arm of the government, setting policy and annually adopting the city’s operating budget.
City Council meetings are held twice monthly at City Hall, third-floor auditorium.
- First Tuesday, 9 a.m.
- Third Tuesday, 5 p.m.
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George M. Thomas
George M. Thomas has served as Council Member since July 1985. George is a retired Professor Emeritus from Mississippi State University and a past International President of Phi Delta Kappa. He is affiliated with numerous organizations, including the Meridian Civitan Club, Meridian Moose Lodge, Air Force Association, and Navy League. George holds various counseling licensures (LPC, NCC, ACS), and he is an active member and Sunday school teacher at Central United Methodist Church.
Dwayne Davis is an advocate for the growth and prosperity of Ward 2. Married for over 18 years to Angela, Dwayne is the proud father of six children. Dwayne and Angela co-founded three day care businesses over a decade ago. They are devoted members of Kingdom Harvest Ministry Church. Dwayne’s nonprofit organization, Bridgebuilders of Meridian, raises funds for the homeless, senior citizens, disabled veterans, and special needs individuals throughout the community.
Joseph Norwood is a Meridian High School graduate of 2001 and a 2006 alumnus of Mississippi State University. He actively supports the community through programs such as the Lauderdale County Planning Commission, Lauderdale County Program for Public Information, and Leadership Lauderdale. In 2020, Joseph was named one of Meridian’s Top 20 Under 40. His mission is to elevate Ward 3’s residents by increasing opportunities and empowering youth with positive outlets.
Romande Gail Walker
Romande G. Walker is a dedicated veteran, mother, and leader. She is a licensed Resource Parent for Child Protective Services, a co-teacher at Meridian Public Schools, and an active minister at Freedom Rock Fellowship Church. Romande holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and a Master of Science in Counselor Education from Mississippi State University, along with an Eldership of Ordination. She served as the Logistic Director for the Meridian Freedom Project from 2019 to 2021.
Tyeasha “Ty” Bell Lindsey
Tyeasha “Ty” Bell Lindsey was born and raised in Ward 5. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from The University of Southern Mississippi. Ty was a Delta Airlines flight attendant for 16 years. She is a Leadership Lauderdale graduate, former Ward 5 Civil Service Commissioner, and the first Assistant General Manager at HYPE! Adventures. Ty is married to Tony Lindsey, and they have one daughter. The family attends St. Joseph Catholic Church. Ty is committed to developing the economy and youth empowerment.