Newest Commissioner Settled In

Anna Dickerson joined the DeSoto County Recreational Districts Board of Commissioners in September 2015. Appointed by DeSoto County Supervisor Mark Gardner, Anna has settled into the position very well representing District 2. Anna currently serves as the Director of Volunteer Northwest Mississippi, a program of the Community Foundation. Dickerson attended Mississippi State University and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Political Science. She went on to Law School at the University of Mississippi and graduated magna cum laude in May of 2009. Before joining the Community Foundation, Dickerson worked in the legal field in Memphis where she specialized in family law, specifically divorces and domestic violence. In 2007 while attending law school Dickerson worked as a Court Advocate with the Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center. Dickerson then went on to work as a law clerk for Memphis Area Legal Services, Family Law Unit. After passing the Tennessee Bar, Dickerson worked as a volunteer attorney for Memphis Area Legal Services until 2011.

Newly Elected Board President

The DeSoto County Recreational District Board of Commissioners started the new year off by electing a new board president during their January meeting. A position held for a one year term, Vice President, Ken Kirkpatrick, with Baptist Memorial Hospital was voted in as the 2016 Recreational District Board President. He will be taking the place of 2015 Recreational District Board President, Wayne Spell with Entergy.

DeSoto Greenways Winter 2015 Newsletter

DeSoto Greenways Newsletter Winter 2015 Entergy gives $150,000 to build DeSoto Wildlife Education Center Congress Extends Transportation Funding Including $85 Million for Trails Featured Park- Hernando DeSoto River Park Lewis and Clark Historic Trail Moving Forward

DeSoto Greenways Fall 2015 Newsletter

DeSoto Greenways Newsletter Fall 2015 Eagle Fest 2015 DeSoto Greenways Volunteers at Work Featured Park - Lake Cormorant Community Park Historic Trails Designation Gaining Regional Attention

DeSoto Greenways Newsletter Summer 2015

DeSoto Greenways Newsletter Summer 2015 North MS Trails Alliance - Olive Branch City Trail Opens Annual Eagle Fest Set for this Fall 2015 Annual Kids Camp Featured Park - Robinson Donald Community Park

2015 Conservation Kids Camp

2015 Kids Camp Flyer photo
2015 Conservation Kids Camp is open! 1st-5th grades $30 Registration June 8th-12th 8am-Noon Arkabutla Lake/ Dub Patton Pavilion

City Park Road & Trail 5k

OB City Park Road & Trail 5k Poster 2015
Join us on Sunday, April 12th at 1:30 for the new trail dedication and 5k to follow! NMTA are doing some great things for DeSoto County and we are a proud partner.… Learn more

Top ranking

DeSoto County has been ranked as Mississippi's healthiest county among all 82 counties in the Magnolia State, according to the 2015 County Health Rankings, a national health ranking analysis of counties across the country by the Robert Wood Johnson program. DeSoto County came out on top in the annual health ranking selection program, ahead of Lafayette County and Lamar County in south Mississippi at No. 3, and well ahead of Rankin County at No. 4 and affluent Madison County at No. 5. Quitman County and Sharkey County rank as two of Mississippi's most unhealthy counties, according to the rankings. "DeSoto County has the highest health ranking in the state and that is great news," said DeSoto County Administrator Vanessa Lynchard. "County government, the cities, all the hospitals in DeSoto County — it's the result of everyone's efforts."

DeSoto Greenways Newsletter

DeSoto Greenways Newsletter Spring 2015 ARK Trails to Get Improvements
Second Annual Kids Camp Announced
North MS Trails Alliance looks forward to 2015

Trail Dedication at Olive Branch City Park 4.12.15

NMTA to hold new trail dedication at Olive Branch City Park