Gluckstadt officials now official
The new mayor called it both an end and a beginning during a formal certificate of incorporation signing ceremony for the city of Gluckstadt last week.
In addition to the certificate of incorporation, Secretary of State Michael Watson officially recognized Mayor Walter Morrison and the five aldermen who will initially serve at-large terms, Miya Warfield-Bates, John Taylor, Jayce Powell, Wesley Slay and Lisa Williams during the ceremony June 9.
Gluckstadt on June 6 became Mississippi’s newest city.
Watson signed the commissions in the Gulf Coast Conference Room in the Capitol Towers building in downtown Jackson with the mayor and board of aldermen and others.
The confirmation of Gluckstadt as a city is historic, Watson said.
“Our oldest city is Natchez, which was established in 1803, so we have a rich history here in Mississippi. We’re adding to that history today,” Watson said. “These new aldermen and alderwomen have worked very hard for this, and we thank them for being willing to serve.”
Morrison said Gluckstadt becoming a city is the culmination of years of hard work by members of the Gluckstadt community.
“This is both an end and beginning,” Morrison said. “It’s an end to a big amount of arduous work to incorporation, but it’s the beginning of trying to form a new city government.”
Morrison said the goal is to form a city government of which the citizens of Gluckstadt can be proud.
“Going forward, we ask for community involvement and the prayers of everyone in the community to get things done and get them done correctly,” Morrison said.
The city's first official meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 22 in the church hall at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 127 Church Road, Gluckstadt.