HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the State of Mississippi Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves today named small business owner and local architect Michael Boerner to the 1-percent sales tax commission charged with overseeing expenditures from a recent sales tax increase in the city of Jackson.
The 10-member commission will develop a plan for infrastructure repairs and address how tax revenues will support the plan.
In January, voters in Jackson approved raising the city's sales tax by 1 percent to fund infrastructure repairs.
"Michael has a passion for the city of Jackson and wants our capital city to be successful," Lt. Gov. Reeves said. "His experience managing a business and expertise as an architect will be useful as the commission prepares a plan to address Jackson's infrastructure challenges."
Boerner, AIA, LEED AP, is the principal of Wier+Boerner Architecture in Jackson.
He has a bachelor of architecture degree from Mississippi State University and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Millsaps College.