MEC's Virtual Capital Day 2021 Draws Over 500 Leaders on Livestream

Over 500 leaders participated in MEC's first-ever Virtual Capital Day on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Capital Day is MEC's LARGEST legislative event.

State leaders shared their priorities for the upcoming legislative session and how they will address issues that impact Mississippi’s economic competitiveness. Topics included continued recovery from COVID-19, the new state flag, and ongoing workforce development efforts.

In addition to those topics, our "Retiring the Flag" panel, made up of leaders from across Mississippi, came together to discuss the process of how the flag got changed, and what it means for our state.

Capital Day Agenda

9:30 - Welcome
9:35 - Legislative Education Discussion

  • Senator Dennis Debar
  • Representative Charles Bennett

9:55 - Retiring the Flag Panel

  • Judge Reuben Anderson
  • Representative Chris Bell
  • Tribal Chief Cyrus Ben
  • Sherri Bevis - Community Relations Liaison at Singing River Health System
  • Brandt Galloway - Partner at Galloway Chandler McKinney

10:40 - Legislative Transportation Discussion

  • Senator Jennifer Branning
  • Representative Charles Busby

10:55 - Speaker of the House Philip Gunn
11:00 - Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann
11:10 - Closing

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