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Gilmer makes a return to Warren County Port Commission

A familiar and experienced face is returning to the Warren County Port Commission.

Monday, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen named Margaret Gilmer as one of the city’s two appointments to the commission, filling a vacancy left open by the resignation Friday of Austin Golding.

During an emergency meeting of the port commission Friday to discuss other matters, Golding, who was not in attendance, had a letter of resignation submitted saying he needed to step away from the commission to focus on operations at Golding Barge Lines and a growing family.

Gilmer, who had served one term on the commission as an appointee by the Warren County Board of Supervisors, saw her tenure come to an end in December when the previous Board of Supervisors named Maurice Winston and Louis Lambiotte as the county’s representatives on the commission. The other county appointee at the time, Brent Cappert, was also replaced.

“I am honored to serve the city of Vicksburg in this capacity,” Gilmer said. “I am so looking forward to seeing some of the things we had started during my first term come to fruition.”

Gilmer, a noted developer, in February was named to the Economic Development Foundation’s board of directors, one part of the Vicksburg-Warren Economic Partnership, which also includes the Warren County Chamber of Commerce and the Warren County Port Commission.

The commission is made up of five appointed individuals who serve a four-year term. Two are appointed by the Warren County Board of Supervisors, two others by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the fifth is appointed by the governor.

Gilmer joins current commission chairman Don Brown as appointees from the city. Mike Roach serves on the commission as an appointee by Gov. Tate Reeves, while Lambiotte and Winston are county appointees.

Gilmer will serve out the remainder of Golding’s term, which is set to expire in December 2023.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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