Jackson, MS—Speaker of the House Philip Gunn is a good listener. He’s known in many circles as being the man to call when you need to not only be heard but to be understood. From his family members to his friends to fellow Legislators to constituents, Speaker Gunn is an active listener, which is why he is hitting the road for his third MS Solutions—An Ideas Tour the week of September 22.
“I have my opinions,” said Speaker Gunn. “But I also place stock in where other people stand. I intend to weigh the pros and cons of an issue. I want to know and understand the issues people are passionate about and concentrate on the solutions they believe will help Mississippi in the long run.”
To support this, Speaker Gunn is again hosting the Tour, which is a non-partisan town hall style series of meetings. Mississippi Solutions—an Ideas Tour is a forum for all Legislators, citizens and the press. People are encouraged to bring ideas for solutions they have on issues affecting Mississippi.
Speaker Gunn will visit eight cities in Mississippi during this year’s Tour.
“We reach out to different areas so that people in communities across the state have the opportunity to attend a meeting,” he said. “But, we have not been everywhere. Just because we aren’t visiting your city, doesn’t mean your ideas are discounted.”
Ideas may also be submitted through the Speaker’s website, Facebook page and Twitter account. Follow the tour on social media through #MSSolutions14.
Each meeting will last one hour.
Monday, September 22
8:00 a.m.—Ridgeland, Ridgeland City Hall
Address: 304 U.S. 51, Ridgeland, MS, 39157
11:30 a.m.—Pearl, Community Room, next door to Pearl City Hall
Address: 2420 Old Brandon Road, Pearl, 39208
Tuesday, September 23
9:00 a.m.—Cleveland, Cleveland City Hall
Address: 100 North Street, Cleveland, MS, 38732
1:00 p.m.—Senatobia, Haraway Center, NWCC Room 104
Address: 4975 Hwy. 51 N., Senatobia, 38668
Wednesday, September 24
9:00 a.m.—Tupelo, Tupelo City Hall, City Council Chambers, Second Floor
Address: 71 East Troy Street, Tupelo, 38804
1:00 p.m.—Louisville, Louisville City Hall
Address: 200 South Church Avenue, Louisville, 39339
Thursday, September 25
9:00 a.m.—McComb, Golden Corral conference room
Address: 200 Anna Drive, McComb, MS, 39648
1:00 p.m.—Picayune, City Council Chambers
Address: 203 Goodyear Boulevard, Picayune, 39466