Administrator

Overview

The County Administrator is appointed by the Board of Supervisors and is responsible for the following duties as outlined in Section 19-4-3 of Mississippi State Law:

  • Employ an office clerk and such other technical and secretarial assistance for the board as may be needed maintain an office for the board and prepare a budget for his office subject to approval of the board
  • Authority to make inquiry of any person or group using county funds appropriated by the board of supervisors as to the use or proper use of the funds and to report any findings to the board
  • Coordinates agenda items to be discussed in board of supervisor meetings
  • Reports to the board of supervisors concerning affairs of the county and advises the board on the financial condition of the county and future financial needs
  • Informs the board of supervisors on federal and state laws and regulations which affect the board of supervisors and the county
  • Responsible for securing insurance coverage on county owned property
  • Receives inquiries and complaints from citizens of the county as to the operations of county government, investigate such inquiries and complaints, and shall report any findings to the board and individual supervisor of the district from which such inquiry or complaint arises
  • Responsible for carrying out the policies and procedures adopted by the board of supervisors
  • Meet regularly with the board of supervisors and have full privilege of discussion but no vote
  • Exercise supervision over the boards or other divisions of county government except for the sheriff’s department financed in whole or in part through taxes levied on county property and purchases shall be made from vendors whose bids have been accepted by the board of supervisor under the provisions of law
  • Prepare the budget for consideration by the board of supervisors and assist the board of supervisors in the preparation of the tax levy; however the sheriff any governing authority as defined by Section 31-7-1 funded in whole or in part by the board of supervisors and any board or commission funded in whole or in part by the board of supervisors shall be responsible for preparing their respective budgets for consideration by the board of supervisors
  • Do any and all other administrative duties that the board of supervisors could legally do themselves and that they can legally delegate without violating the laws of the state nor impinging upon the duties set out bylaw for other officers

Location

Physical Address: 300 N. Lamar Boulevard, Oxford, MS 38655
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1240, Oxford, MS 38655
Telephone: 662.236.2717
Fax: 662.234.5402

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Contacts

Margaret Bankston
Comptroller
Department: Administrator
Address: 300 N. Lamar Boulevard , Oxford, MS 38655
Telephone: 662.238.7993
Fax: 662.234.5402
Email: mbankston@lafayettecoms.com

Lisa Carwyle
County Administrator, Purchase Clerk, and Inventory Clerk
Department: Administrator
Address: 300 N. Lamar Boulevard , Oxford, MS 38655
Telephone: 662.236.2717
Fax: 662.234.5402
Email: lcarwyle@lafayettecoms.com

Jennifer Redditt
Payroll Clerk
Department: Administrator
Address: 300 N. Lamar Boulevard , Oxford, MS 38655
Telephone: 662.238.7993
Fax: 662.234.5402
Email: jredditt@lafayettecoms.com

Stacie Vanlandingham
Accounts Payable Clerk
Department: Administrator
Address: 300 N. Lamar Boulevard , Oxford, MS 38655
Telephone: 662.236.2717
Fax: 662.234.5402
Email: staciev@lafayettecoms.com

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