The North Central Planning and Development District was...
... created to aid business and the local community in the areas of planning, economic and community development, job training, social services, transportation, data processing and gerontology.
NCPDD is an independent organization governed by a Board of Directors appointed by local government officials. The Governing Board of the District is composed of members from each county who are appointed by the respective county boards of supervisors, elected county officials, business or industry leaders and representatives of the minority community.. Other members may be mayors or other local elected officials.
Most Districts operate through an active committee system which may involve many other persons, not necessarily members of the Board of Directors. NCPDD is managed by an Executive Director who is responsible to the Board of Directors. NCPDD is staffed not only by administrative and clerical personnel, but also by specialists in such areas as planning, economic and community development, job training, social services, transportation, data processing and gerontology.
Where it all started
NCPDD is one of the ten planning and development districts in Mississippi that were created by local governments in the late 1960s in an attempt to address problems and issues on a multi-jurisdictional basis. In creating these organizations, technical assistance was provided by the, then, Federal State Programs.
NORTH CENTRAL PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION
The North Central Public Improvement Corporation (NCPIC) was established in 2013 pursuant to Section 79-11-143(2) of the Mississippi Nonprofit Corporation Act to assist the NCPDD’s counties and municipalities with public improvements projects. Contact Executive Director Steve Russell for more information about the NCPIC.