Mayor's Speeches

Robert McKeithen was the epitome of a good cop

Comments by Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich at the funeral of Biloxi Police Officer Robert McKeithen, delivered May 13, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Biloxi. To Pamela McKeithen and the McKeithen family, Chief John Miller and the Biloxi Police Department family, the law enforcement family, to the family and friends here today: I am very […]

State of the City 2019: On the move

Here is the prepared text of Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich’s State of the City address, delivered on Jan. 22, 2019 during a Biloxi Bay Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.  To see the video, click here.   (Opening remarks from podium) HELLO BILOXI.  Welcome to your State of the […]

The State of the City 2018: Happening now

Here is the prepared text of Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich’s State of the City address, delivered on Jan. 30, 2018 during a Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.  (Opening remarks from podium) It’s great to see the tremendous interest in our City. Thanks again. We’ve already acknowledged and […]

Inaugural address: Biloxi, proud of it

Here is Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich’s draft of his inaugural address, which he used from the podium during the ceremony on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Saenger Theater. To see video of the actual presentation, click here. Good evening everyone… Thank you all for sharing in this special moment for our Biloxi… I’m honored… […]

Mayor speaks to issues of Spring Break 2017

Here is the text of Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich’s remarks about Spring Break and the city’s plans to facilitate special events of the future. The remarks were made to the Biloxi City Council at the outset of the City Council meeting on April 18, 2017. (To see video of the remarks, click here.) You have […]

Danny Guice: He was the epitome of benevolence

Here is the prepared text of Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich’s remarks at the funeral of former Mayor Daniel D. “Danny Guice,” delivered April 18, 2017 at the Dr. Frank G. Gruich Sr. Community Center.  Carolyn,  Danny Jr.,  Barry and all the members of the Guice Family, I am honored that you asked me to say […]

State of the City 2017: Biloxi, Proud of it!

Here is the prepared text of Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich’s State of the City address, delivered on Feb. 1, 2017 during a Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.  To see the video, click here. (Opening remarks from podium) Good afternoon. Thank all of you for being here for […]

State of the City 2016: The roads of the future

Here is the prepared text of Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich’s inaugural State of the City address, delivered on Feb. 16, 2016 during a Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. To see the video, click here. Thank you for such a nice reception. It’s great to see so many […]

Biloxi has a vision for the future and Tidelands funds

The following is a guest editorial published by The Sun Herald in Dec. 26, 2015. By Andrew “FoFo” Gilich I was only a few days into office back in May when I met with our Secretary of State, Delbert Hosemann, who manages the Tidelands Trust Fund. That’s the fund that generates millions of dollars each […]

Mayor Gilich’s New Year’s message

“As 2015 draws to an end, I take this opportunity to thank the hundreds of City of Biloxi employees for all their hard work and dedicated service to our citizens. “Since becoming Mayor in May, I’ve gained an even greater appreciation of the job performed by our staff because of their professional response to the […]

Mayor Gilich’s Christmas message

“During this holiday season, my wife Serena and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the great people of Biloxi and the Mississippi Coast for the tremendous support and sincere good wishes they have blessed upon us this year. “I was humbled when my hometown elected me to serve as its Mayor. It’s the […]

Comments to Republican Club reception

Here are the prepared remarks of Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich, for a reception in his honor hosted by the Harrison County Republican Club, Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the White Pillars Restaurant. Let me start with a sincere “thank you” to the Harrison County Republican Club and to Brooks and Deborah Holstein for this outstanding […]

Inaugural address: It’s all about Biloxi

Here is the prepared text of Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich’s inaugural address, which was presented to an audience of nearly 700 on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Biloxi Civic Center. (To see video, click here. To see photos, click here.) Good evening. Thank you for sharing this special moment with me. I’m honored by the […]

‘I pledge allegiance to the Republican party…’

Here is the prepared text of Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich’s remarks to the Harrison County Republican Club, delivered on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 during a luncheon at the Great Southern Club in Gulfport. It is the mayor’s first speech since taking the oath of office two days earlier. Good afternoon, my fellow Demo— Republicans. Thank […]