Holloway to begin search for new CAO

Mayor A.J. Holloway has announced that he will begin a search to replace Chief Administrative Officer Jim Borsig, who in mid-October is leaving his post for a position with South Mississippi Electric Power Association, a Hattiesburg-based electric consortium.

Borsig, whom Holloway named chief administrative officer in September 2001, recently submitted his resignation to the mayor.

“Jim has helped us implement a number of improvements in the three years he’s been with us,” Holloway said. “His new opportunity offers him a chance to return to Hattiesburg, where he has family, and I certainly wish him the best.”

In Biloxi’s strong mayor-council form of government, the chief administrative officer and all city department heads work at the will and pleasure of the mayor, and their appointment must be ratified by the City Council. Biloxi’s CAO must hold either a law degree or a degree in business, public administration, municipal planning, municipal management or a comparable administrative profession.

You can hear CAO Jim Borsig discuss current city issues, such as the mayor's proposed land swap with the Salvation Army and hurricane debris cleanup, in the weekly “City Desk” webcast, which was taped this morning. To listen,
click here.