City requests nominations for Volunteer of the Year

The City of Biloxi wants your help in finding a Volunteer of the Year. If you know someone or an organization or business that always seems willing to help, nominate them now for the 36th annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony.

Individuals who have volunteered in Biloxi will be recognized in the areas of community, health, arts and history, education, military, nonprofit organization, youth, sports, adult and youth groups, and a Distinguished Volunteer of the Year. Organizations and businesses also will be recognized for community service. 

Forms are available at the Downtown Services Office, 932 Howard Ave., at Biloxi City Hall, 140 Lameuse St., or online at  All forms must be complete and include a picture of the nominee performing service work.  The deadline for the nominations, which are to be turned into the Downtown Services office, is 5 p.m. on Monday, April 1.

A recognition ceremony will be Tuesday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Ave.  During the free ceremony, awards will be presented and all nominees will be recognized.
See the nomination form
Gallery: See images from the 2018 ceremony

News & notes: Weekend preview, podcast, short term rentals, council

Weekend preview: The Battle of the Forces and Celebrity Softball Clash takes place at MGM Park, “Driving Miss Daisy” is performed at Biloxi Little Theater, the Annual Home Show will be at the Coast Coliseum, Maze with Frankie Beverly and Parliament Funkadelic featuring George Clinton will each be at the Beau Rivage, Tracy Lawrence will perform at the IP and Get the Lead Out will be at the Hard Rock. To see the Biloxi Community Calendar, click here. To see a complete weekend lineup, click here.

Podcast: Jamie Lee of the city’s Aquatic Division is the guest on this week’s City Desk podcast. The podcast, recorded Thursday morning, focuses on summertime at the Biloxi Natatorium. To listen to the program, click here.

Short-term rentals: Biloxi City Council member Paul Tisdale will guest on WLOX’s Sunday Night Extra to talk about short-term rentals. To get a background on the issue, click here.

Council meeting: The Biloxi City Council will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, March 26 at 1:30 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall. To see the agenda and supporting documents, click here.