Category Archives: News
On August 24th, CMPDD hosted the District’s local elected officials and economic developers for a presentation and discussion on the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) $3 billion grant programs provided through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The attendees were able to attend the event in person or virtually.… Read more.
The Madison County WIN Job Center, formerly located on Watford Parkway Drive in Canton has re-located to a new facility at 167 Orchard Lane, North Gluckstadt. The new location offers workforce-related services and connection to training for both job seekers and employers.… Read more.
The development of ConnectJXN, which will be the City of Jackson’s next Comprehensive Plan, continues to move forward. A Town Hall Meeting was held in late June at New Horizon Church to present a draft Commitment Statement, Vision, and Framework to the public. … Read more.
The Coronavirus Supplemental Appropriations Act allocated funding to address the virus impacts related to the Highway Infrastructure Programs. Funds from this Act were provided to the State with a portion of the funds suballocated to urbanized areas with a population over 200,000.… Read more.
The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program or (SFMNP) is a cooperative effort between the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce and the Central Mississippi Area Agency on Aging. The program is designed to improve the health of seniors by providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables. … Read more.
Job seekers and employers in Rankin and surrounding counties can now access a wide variety of workforce employment and training related services at the newly opened WIN Job Center located on the campus of Hinds Community College. The Center is located at 3805 Hwy.… Read more.
District staff recently completed development of the 2015-2019 Safety Analysis Report for the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO’s) planning area. Crash data analyzed by District staff was obtained from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and from data provided to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (MDPS) covering a five-year planning period.… Read more.
The CMPDD Planners continue to develop a new Comprehensive Plan for the City of Jackson. The Plan has been branded ConnectJXN and will replace FABRIC, which was adopted in the early 2000s. ConnectJXN will visit the City’s past, present, and future as it relates to planning through a study of historic plans, current development patterns and uses, and establish a visual guide for the City’s collective vision.… Read more.
Recently CMPDD received supplemental funding from Mississippi Department of Human Services/Division of Aging and Adult Services due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The purpose of this funding was to allow Mississippi Access to Care (MAC) Centers the opportunity to utilize assistive technology as a supplementary source of communication.… Read more.
CMPDD’s Director of Finance, Ms. Shay Lipe, has announced her retirement after 31½ years of service to the District. Shay began her career with CMPDD on May 1, 1989 serving as Administrative Accountant for a major portion of her career. On July 1, 2010, Shay was promoted to Director of Finance where she served as an integral part of CMPDD’s management team.… Read more.