ITTA BENA, Miss.— Mississippi Valley State University Chief of Staff and Legislative Liaison La Shon Brooks was recently appointed to serve on the board of directors for Delta Council, an organization devoted to promoting the development of the economy in the Mississippi Delta.
Brooks’ appointment was made by Delta Council President Woods Eastland. As a director, Brooks has joined the organization’s community and county directors, who are elected by the membership election process. Her appointment will last for one year.
“We’re proud to have a high-level staff member from the Valley represented on our board of directors,” said Eastland. “La Shon is an outstanding person, and she will contribute a lot. We’re thrilled that she has agreed to the position.”
Brooks said she is honored to be extended the opportunity.
“The work of Delta Council includes agriculture, workforce development, and infrastructure—all of which are very important to the Delta and the state,” she said. “I am very excited to be a part of such an important and progressive organization.”
Based in Stoneville, Delta Council represents 18 Delta and part-Delta counties of Northwest Mississippi.
Founded after the Great Flood of 1927 and in the midst of a depression, the Delta Council remains one of Mississippi’s most influential organizations.
The scope of the organization’s influence has included agriculture, ag-research, economic development, industry, flood control, transportation, health, education and forestry.
To learn more about Delta Council, visit www.deltacouncil.org