Delta Council President, Paul Hollis of Rolling Fork, is pleased to announce that an exclusive virtual meeting of Delta Council will be held at 10:30 a.m., Nov. 12, at 10:30 in the morning.
Due to State and Federal guidelines regarding the coronavirus pandemic, the traditional Annual Meeting of Delta Council has been postponed until 2021.
Keynoting the meeting will be former Senators Trent Lott of Mississippi and John Breaux of Louisiana. The two will offer their perspective on the outcome of the 2020 Election (which will be held a week before) and what it means for governance going forward.
“It is an unfortunate reality in 2020 that we cannot meet in person, but this format will allow for us to convey the Delta’s policy and issue priorities,” said Hollis, a farmer in Sharkey County. “We hope that our members and friends will join us, and we look forward to Senators Lott and Breaux’s analysis of the 2020 elections.”
Lott and Breaux, one a Republican and the other a Democrat, served in Congress together for decades, first in the House and then in the Senate. Lott rose to become Senate Majority Leader, and Breaux was an architect of many Senate measures, such as Medicare reform, from his position as the key centrist Democrat in Congress. After their Congressional careers, their “across the aisle” friendship solidified into a business relationship as Lott and Breaux started their own lobbying firm. They are currently with Crossroads Strategies.
In addition to the Keynote speakers, Delta Council will highlight leadership transitions of the Officers and Board, review current policies and resolutions, and highlight priorities for the regional development organization, among other business.
Delta Council invites all members and friends to join the online Zoom meeting. Participation will be limited on a first come, first serve basis. Those who would like to attend the meeting will be able to access the event via Zoom website, Zoom app or conference call. To ensure your participation, please contact a staff member at email@example.com or call 662-686-3350 to receive the meeting access code or dial-in number.
Sponsors for the meeting are BankPlus, Cspire, Catfish Farmers of Mississippi, Cotton, Inc., Mississippi Corn Promotion Board, Mississippi Land Bank, Mississippi Rice Promotion Board, Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board, Simplot, and Southern Ag Credit.