New Department Heads Approved

Meridian, Miss. The Meridian City Council has approved two new department heads. The unanimous votes were made during Tuesday morning's city council meeting.

Hugh Smith was confirmed as Public Works Director, and the second confirmed Kelvin McGruder as the director for Parks and Recreation.

Prior to this, both men were serving as interim directors for their respective departments.

At this time, Smith is also serving as interim Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Meridian.

Last month Mayor Percy Bland told council members that he would present an appointee to them for confirmation as CAO before the 90-day deadline.