Our annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021, 5:30 pm at Union Station in the New Orleans room (1901 Front Street).
The Nominating Committee of 1st MS FCU has nominated three candidates for the three Board of Director positions to be filled. The candidates are:
Jimmie Smith who currently serves as President for the Board of Directors of 1st MS FCU. He is Past President of MCCSA (Multi County Community Services Agency) and is a Board Member of the Greater Meridian Health Clinic, Inc. Jimmie is Past President of the Mississippi Association of Supervisors and the Mississippi Association of Black Supervisors. He also served as President of the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors. He is listed in Who’s Who in Government Service and has 10 years’ experience in Law Enforcement and is a former member of the Meridian Police Department’s S.W.A.T. Team. Jimmie was recently elected by the citizens of Meridian as Mayor and pledges to serve with humbleness, spirit, heart, strength and wisdom of the mind.
Jerome Trahan has served on the Supervisory Committee of 1st MS FCU since April 2020. Mr. Trahan brings thirty years of experience in marketing, public relations, tourism/hospitality, advertising, agency and event management to 1st MS. He is actively involved in our community with organizations including the State Games of MS, Meridian Arts Council, The MAX and has held board seats on the Jimmie Rodger’s Foundation, Southeast Tourism Society and the New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network. Mr. Trahan is the recipient of numerous awards in his field, speaking to his excellence and dedication to projects in which he is involved. His loyalty to our community and credit union helps us to improve the financial quality of life for our members.
Mark Scarborough is a native of Meridian. He graduated Meridian High School, Millsaps College, and the University Of Mississippi School Of Law. Community service was encouraged by the members of the local law firm he worked with, and Mark became a member of the Meridian Jaycees and the Downtown Optimist Club. He served twice as a director of the Jaycees, and served one term as Community Development Vice President. Mark also served as a director of the Optimist Club, and served two terms as Optimist Club President. A term as a director on the United Way board was also included during those years. He also served as President of the Lauderdale County Bar Association.
Mark’s volunteer efforts eventually shifted toward the needs of older adults. He served on the Board of The King's Daughters and Sons Rest Home for 15 years, and was Board President for the last 12 years. He later served 8 years on the Board of the Aldersgate Retirement Center, and served as President of that Board for 2 years. Mark was also a member of the Board of the Methodist Senior Services for one term during those years with Aldersgate.
Mark’s law practice has allowed him to gain experience with finance, secured transactions and collections. His volunteer work has allowed him to work with organizations that serve individuals in different ways. Mark looks forward to continuing this service with 1st Mississippi FCU.
The election will not be conducted by ballot and there will be no nominations from the floor when the number of nominees equals of positions to be filled.
On account of COVID 19, limited space is available due to having to abide by the MS Department of Health guidelines. We ask that you please:
Reserve your attendance, call 601-484-5639 by Friday, October 15th
One meeting attendee per account holder (Primary Member only)
Mask must be worn (Masks will not be furnished)
No refreshments or door prizes will be provided at this year’s Annual Meeting