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 is a member of the Finance 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 is the Mayor Pro Tempore and currently serves on the Human Resources Committee.
Alderman Authement is serving his first term on the Board of Aldermen.
Alderman Authement is originally from Cut Off, LA and has resided in Ocean Springs for 27 years. He is the owner of Home Inspection Building Specialist, Inc. Alderman Authement's community involvement includes the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, Ocean Springs Yacht Club, International Association of Home Inspectors, Biloxi Ocean Springs Board of Realtors and the Gulf Coast Association of Realtors.
Committees: Alderman Authement serves on the City’s Human Resources Committee.
Alderman Bellman is serving his first term on the Board of Aldermen.
Alderman Bellman is a lifelong resident of Ocean Springs. He is a veteran of the United States Army and is retired from a long career with the United States Postal Service. He is married to Deborah (Woods) Bellman and has two children.
Alderman Papania is serving his first term on the Board of Aldermen.
Alderman Papania has been a resident of Ocean Springs Ward Four for 35 years. He is a graduate of MS State University. He is a retired Army Colonel, as well as retired Manager of Business for Singing River Electric. Alderman Papania's community service includes Ocean Springs Rotary, VFW, Director of Jackson County Utility Authority, Ocean Springs Economic Development Commission, President of Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and more. He has been married to his wife Sharon for 47 years and has three children.
Committees: Alderman Papania serves on the City’s finance committee.
Alderman Blackman is serving his first term on the Board of Aldermen.
Alderman Blackman is a graduate of the University of Southen Mississippi and has lived in Ocean Springs for 8 years. He is a former Building Official for the City of Ocean Springs and is currently a Project Manager for Machado Patano Engineering.
Committees: Alderman Blackman serves on the City’s Finance Committee.
Alderman Impey is serving his second term on the Board of Aldermen and is proud to have served as Mayor Pro Tem during 2016-17 fiscal year.
Alderman Impey is a lifelong resident of Ocean Springs and has been happily married to Rene' (Buchanan) Impey since June of 2004. He has two daughters, Madison (19) and Leslie (11). He is a draftsman/designer at Engineering Resource Group's Biloxi office (previously Myron James and Associates) where he has worked since 2000. 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).
Committees: Alderman Impey serves on the City’s Human Resources Committee.