City seeks nominees for volunteer awards

The City of Biloxi is seeking nominees for the 24th annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, which takes place Wednesday, April 18 at the Donal Snyder Center in west Biloxi.

The city will once again recognize individual, organizations and businesses who contribute time and energy to helping others and improving the quality of life in Biloxi.

Invitations will be sent to all nominators and nominees. Special awards will be presented to individuals for outstanding volunteer of the year in five categories: health, community, arts and history, education, and sports, with one overall winner selected as Distinguished Volunteer of the Year. Awards also will be presented to organizations and businesses for community service.

Those interested in nominating a volunteer can pick up a nominee form at the Special Events Office, 137 Lameuse St., across from City Hall, or click here.

Nominators are reminded to complete all information, including a narative; incomplete nominations will not be considered. A photo of individual nominees should also be included.

Forms must be returned to the events office by Friday, April 6, 2007. Nominations will be reviewed and winners selected by a committee of Biloxi citizens. All nominees will be recognized with a certificate of achievement.

Details: Kay Miller Downtown Services Manager at 435-6339 or

Breakfast with Mayor set for Tuesday morning

Java Joe’s in the Vieux Marche will host the Biloxi Chamber’s “Breakfast with the Mayor” gathering Tuesday, March 5, beginning at 8 a.m.

Mayor A.J. Holloway will provide a status report on several issues and give a recap of last week’s visit by President Bush.

The gathering, which includes an audience Q&A, is free and open to the public.