City board appointments reviewed

By Lena Mitchell / NEMS Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

CORINTH – Corinth’s city board this week began a round of meetings with the numerous boards to which it makes appointments.
The Corinth Historical Downtown Commission and the Magnolia Regional Health Center board of trustees were the first two groups to meet with the mayor and aldermen.
“Five of our seven members are new to our positions,” said Mayor Tommy Irwin.
With appointments pending to several of the boards and commissions, the mayor and aldermen will continue meeting with the groups over the next several weeks and months.
Members of the historical commission, which has nine members, described the group as an advisory group to the city, which has authority under its historic district ordinances to enforce criteria and requirements of the district.
“We usually find that when business owners understand the benefits, they work cooperatively with us,” said commission member Claire Stanley.
Magnolia Regional Health Center, jointly owned by Corinth and Alcorn County, has a seven-member board with members appointed by the city and county boards and chaired by Wayne Gann, retired Corinth school superintendent.
“Our job is managing the hospital to provide health care for the sick and injured, with our duties defined by statute and performed through the CEO that we hire,” Gann said.
As the county’s largest employer with 1,200 employees, the hospital is a major contributor to the local economy, said CEO Rick Napper. Not only is the facility an asset to Alcorn County, but it also serves people from a six-county area that extends into northwest Alabama and southwest Tennessee.
A new city website is being developed, and site designer Mia Nichols asked to include information about each of the city’s boards and commissions on the site or linked to the site.
Contact Lena Mitchell at (662) 287-9822 or lena.mitchell@journalinc.com.