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Baldree to Serve as Clinton’s next City Clerk

By Randy Bell

Baldree to Serve as Clinton’s next City Clerk

With Clinton’s City Clerk Russell Wall retiring at the end of March, Deputy City Clerk Jimmy Baldree has been promoted. The Board of Aldermen, at its February 7 meeting, appointed Baldree to be the new City Clerk.

Baldree released the following statement: “Since 2010, I have been privileged to work for the City of Clinton as Deputy City Clerk. This has provided many treasured experiences with great City employees, department heads and City leaders, schools, the Clinton Chamber, local businesses and lots of my neighbors and fellow Clintonians. I am grateful for the confidence the Mayor and Board of Aldermen have shown by naming me Clinton’s next City Clerk and humbled by the encouragement and support I’ve received. I consider myself greatly blessed to continue my career in a position where I can provide for my family, while also serving the community I love so much.”

Baldree has bachelor’s degrees in both business administration and accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi. He was part of the Leadership Clinton Class of 2013 and received a Municipal Clerk’s Certification from the Municipal Clerks and Tax Collectors Association in June of 2014.

As Deputy City Clerk, his duties have included management of accounts payable, bid requests and purchasing, vehicles and equipment, IT and telecommunication systems, other contracted solutions and municipal elections. Baldree has also helped the City Clerk with the annual budget, maintaining financial records and preparing a variety of financial statements and reports.
A native of Pearlington, Baldree and his family moved to Clinton shortly after Hurricane Katrina wiped out ninety-eight percent of his hometown.

“From the moment we first visited the area, we felt this was a special place,” said Baldree. “As my kids have grown up in our amazing Clinton schools and the years have rolled along, we have made many strong friendships, and my love for the area has only grown deeper and deeper.”

Baldree will be transitioning into his new duties until Wall’s final day as City Clerk on March 31.


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