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Gov. Phil Bryant, center, hugs Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton as they celebrate the unanimous passage of $17 million funding legislation to help pay for recovery from disasters, including tornadoes that recently pounded the state, during a special legislative session Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. The bill passed both chambers unanimously. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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Mayor Jason Shelton and Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley present Priscilla Presley with a key to the city after she arrived Saturday afternoon at the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum. Presley received a tour of the museum and the grounds.
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Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton and city leaders meet with residents of the Park Hill area of North Madison and North Green Streets to give updates of storm damage following last weeks storm.

Mayor Jason L. Shelton

Mayor Jason Shelton is a lifelong resident of the City of Tupelo and a product of the Mississippi public education system, having attended Tupelo High School, Itawamba Community College, Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi School of Law.

After practicing law in Tupelo for more than a decade, Jason was elected as the first mayor in the history of Tupelo from "East Tupelo."

During his time as mayor, the City of Tupelo has overcome many hardships, and also has been highly acclaimed as a 2015 All-America City and as the Mississippi Municipal League 2015 Overall Excellence Award winner.

Mayor Shelton's Initiatives

Staying on track and efficient government that delivers services but pays as it goes - the philosophy of the Administration.

outreach task force

Community Outreach Task Force

Marcus Gary, Coordinator

Designed to reach to every community, promote diversity and harmony within the city.


accountability task force

Accountability Task Force

Dr. James Coniglio, Chairman

Reviewing initiatives and services, the task force gives the administration focus.

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