The Community Development Foundation of Jones County was chartered in 2015 as an IRS-approved 501 (c) 3, non-profit corporation. The Board of Directors is comprised of the three officers of the EDA board, Chairman, Immediate Past Chair, and Vice Chairman. The remaining members of the board are elected from the private sector membership of the Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to housing the Leadership Jones County programs, “the Foundation” is the primary vehicle for education, health, and public safety initiatives as well as any  strategic long-range planning activities which might have a potential impact on the future quality of life or economic growth of Jones County, Mississippi residents.

Board of Directors

Mr. Billy Browning
Retired – Mississippi Power Company
Chairman – Term expires 10/2016

Mr. George Bassi
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
Chairman-Elect – Term expires 1/2019

Mr. Lampkin Butts
Sanderson Farms
Term expires 1/2018

Mrs. Linda Gavin
South Central Regional Medical Center
Term expires 10/2016

Mr. Justin Martin
Community Bank
Secretary – Term expires 1/2018

Mr. Trent Mulloy
Laurel Machine & Foundry
Term expires 1/2017

Mr. Jim Rasberry
Rasberry Finacial Services
Treasurer – Term expires 10/2016