Leigh Wills named to development post in DeSoto County

By NEMS Daily Journal

HERNANDO — DeSoto County looked within its ranks to select Leigh Wills, administrative assistant with the county Tourism Association, as its first community development coordinator.

The Commercial Appeal reports Wills will be responsible for community relations, external and internal communications as well as media relations.

Her selection was announced this week by the Board of Supervisors. Wills is well-known in the area as a member of the Hernando Planning Commission and as manager of the popular, award-winning Hernando Farmer’s Market.

Wills is a graduate of Clayton State University in Georgia with a degree in integrative studies with a focus on communications, marketing and journalism; she was the public relations and media specialist with the university for five years.