JACKSON, Miss. — Dozens of county workers from across Mississippi wrapped up a 2-day workshop in Jackson Wednesday afternoon.
“It’s a personal development opportunity,” explained Bolivar County Administrator Will Hooker, who is also president of the Mississippi Association of County Administrators.
“We learn about different things from each other; but, also we bring in speakers to help us when we go back into our individual counties that we can apply these to our every day job.” Hooker said county administrators face a wide range of challenges, from Human Resource conflicts, to technology and both understanding and maintaining records.
The meeting, he said, helps all county administrators find best practices to meet those challenges. “For example, when you are able to pay things online or do certain things like that, it’s a derivative of someone taking those best methods or learning them and coming back to their local county and implementing it.”