Ocean Springs is served by an elected Board of Aldermen. This Board is comprised of one Alderman for each of the six wards and one Alderman at large who represents the entire City. Each elected official serves a 4 year term. The Mayor and Board of Alderman meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall.
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Alderman At Large
Alderman Cox was elected in a special election in February 2012 as the Alderman at Large. He is a native of Ocean Spring, MS.
Alderman Cox has owned and operated Cox’s Barber Shop for over 22 years. This business was established by his father, Robert Cox, Sr., 50 years ago. He has served on the Ocean Springs Education Foundation Board of Directors and Ocean Springs Little league Board of Directors.
Committees: Alderman Cox serves as the City of Ocean Springs Mayor Pro Tempore and is a member of the Peer Review Committee.
Alderman Gill is serving his eighth term on the Board of Aldermen. He is the longest-serving alderman in Ocean Springs history and in the State of Mississippi.
Alderman Gill graduated from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and is retired from the engineering at Ingalls. Alderman Gill is a veteran of the Coast Guard. He is a charter member of Leadership Jackson County.
Committees: Alderman Gill currently serves on the Human Resources Committee.
Alderman McDonnell is serving his sixth term on the Board of Aldermen. He was first elected in 1993.
Alderman Matt McDonnell settled in Ocean Springs in 1987 after graduating from The University of Alabama and a brief term of service in the US Army. He is the Executive Director of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum. Given his experience and education, Alderman McDonnell is recognized as one of the area’s top leaders in the entertainment industry.
Alderman Denyer is serving his 4th full term on the Board of Aldermen. He was elected in a Special Election in February 2000 for Ward 5. The City did redistricting in 2004 and he changed to Ward 4.
Alderman Denyer earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The University of Southern Mississippi and a Master’s and Specialist degrees in Education from William Carey College. He retired as Principal of Ocean Springs Middle School in 2006, after more than 31 years as an educator. Alderman Denyer served as a member and chairman of the Parks and Leisure Board for over 12 years. He has been married to Susan Denyer for over 40 years and has two children and two grandchildren.
Committees: Alderman Denyer serves on the City’s finance and peer review committees.
Alderman Impey is serving his first term on the Board of Aldermen.
Alderman Impey is a lifelong resident of Ocean Springs and served as the Deputy Chief of the Ocean Springs Police reserves. He is a draftsman/designer at Myron James and Associates. He is also a former member of the Mississippi National Guard. Alderman Impey is a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church and a 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus - Council 10499 (St. Elizabeth Seton) / Assembly 2059 (St. Alphonsus). Alderman Impey is married to Rene’ Impey and has two children, Madison and Leslie.
Committees: Alderman Impey serves on the City’s Finance Committee.