Broussard named Distinguished Volunteer of the Year

Pete Broussard, a retired letter carrier who was described as “a silent hero, a sincere helper and truly one of the ‘good guys,'” was named as the city’s Distinguished Volunteer of the Year in a ceremony Tuesday evening.

Broussard was among the dozens of individuals, businesses and groups recognized during the city’s annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony at the Biloxi Civic Center.

The volunteers, Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich said during the ceremony, make Biloxi a great community by giving their most important assets: their time and their attention.

Broussard was recognized for efforts as a church greeter, food pantry worker, a volunteer and officer with Boy Scouts Troop 212 and Cub Scouts for Camp Wilkes, a volunteer with the French Club, Biloxi Elks Club and the Knights of Columbus, as well as secretary for the St. Vincent de Paul conference and a volunteers in the kitchen at Loves and Fishes.  He ministers to incarcerated men through the Kairos Prison Ministry, serves on the team of the Cursillo Movement of South Mississippi, and is a team leader with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. 

Others recognized:

Community volunteer: Daniel Kazumura

Youth volunteer: Avery Norwood

Health volunteer: Biloxi Healthcare Support.

Arts & History volunteer: David Delk

Sports volunteer: Anthony T. Blackston

Education volunteer: Johnny McKinney

Adult Group volunteer: Hard Rock Biloxi’s Culture Club

Youth Group volunteer: St. Patrick High School Robotics Team Tempest

City of Biloxi employee volunteer: Bill Raymond

Business volunteer: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino employees

Non-profit organization volunteer: TriLife Foundation

Military volunteer: Michael Padgett

Military Group volunteer: Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 652

Senior Citizen volunteer: Fidel Garza
See the program for the ceremony
See images from the event

News & notes: Council, Shuckers, traffic

Council videos: To see the video of the Tuesday afternoon City Council meeting, click here. To see the video of the special called council meeting where changes and updates to the city employee compensation schedule
where discussed, click here.

Shuckers: The Biloxi Shuckers continue their five-game homestand with the Pensacola Wahoos tonight with the first pitch of game three at 6:35 p.m. To see more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Traffic:  To see the latest traffic advisories and road closures, click here