Who is Biloxi’s outstanding citizen?

The Biloxi Lions Club is now accepting nominations for Biloxi’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year.

Nominations are due at Biloxi City Hall by 5 p.m. Friday, March 24. Forms can be obtained at the Biloxi Visitors Center or online at biloxi.ms.us. Nominations should be emailed to vcreel@biloxi.ms.us, faxed to (228) 435-6129, or dropped off at the second floor of Biloxi City Hall, 140 Lameuse St.

“Each year, the community recognizes a Biloxian who has worked to make our community a better place to live, and someone who has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for all Biloxians,” said Biloxi Lions Club President Darrell Galey.  “The important thing for people to do at this point is to nominate a deserving person.”

An anonymous committee of non-residents chooses an honoree each year, based on submitted nominations.
See the roster of outstanding citizens
See a nomination form


News and notes

New Sonic on Pass Road:  The Community Development Department has issued a permit for the former Backyard Burger on Pass Road to be converted  to a walk-in Sonic Restaurant. Work is expected to be completed by summertime.  What else took place last week in the city departments of Community Development, Police and Fire? To see the Weekly Report archive, click here.

Grillin’ on the Green:  To see photos from Grillin’ on the Green, which took place Saturday on the Biloxi Town Green, click here.

St. Patrick’s Parade:  To see photos from the Hibernia Marching Society’s St. Patrick’s Parade, which took place Saturday in downtown Biloxi, click here.  

City Council: The next scheduled meeting of the Biloxi City COuncil is Tuesday, March 21 at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Candlelight vigil:  Nearly 150 people, including a passenger on the charter bus struck by a train last week, took part in a candlelight vigil Sunday evening near the site of the Main Street rail crossing where the collision occurred.  To see images from the gathering, click here