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Pascagoula, Miss., July 6, 2017 – The City of Pascagoula has hired Mike Mangum as the new Interim City Manager and Ryan Frederic as City Attorney. The City Council appointed both positions at their meeting on Wednesday night.
Michael Mangum, a longtime resident of Pascagoula, previously served as Jackson County Supervisor District 3, Pascagoula Ward 4 Councilman, and Pascagoula Planning Board Member. He possesses great depth of understanding the needs, issues, and concerns of coastal residents and communities. Mangum is a graduate of Leadership Jackson County and the Certified Municipal Official Course.
Having served on the board of directors for numerous statewide organizations including the Mississippi Municipal League Legislative Committee, Mississippi Association of Supervisors, Mississippi Association of Supervisors Insurance Trust; Mike’s network of local, regional, and statewide officials provide him a comprehensive perspective of public policy. He is an active volunteer across the Gulf Coast for the United Way and the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.
“I am honored to be a part of the administration for the City,” said Mangum. “I’m eager to work with the staff and citizens of Pascagoula and ready to use my experience and expertise to move our community forward.”
Frederic, a native of Pascagoula, holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing from Mississippi State University and a Juris Doctor form the Mississippi College School of Law. He previously served as Special Counsel for the Jackson County Board of Supervisors and an attorney at Bryan, Nelson, Schroeder, Castigliola and Banahan, PLLC in Pascagoula, and Page Mannino, Peresich & McDermott, PLLC in Biloxi.
“I would like to thank the Mayor and Council for this great opportunity to allow me to serve the citizens of my hometown,” said Frederic. “Thank you to the Jackson County Board of Supervisors and my fellow co-workers for the opportunity, knowledge and friendship provided over the years. I am excited to serve my hometown and assist in helping Pascagoula continue to prosper and achieve its fullest potential.”
Frederic resides with his wife Catherine, and two-year-old son, Thomas.
Mangum and Frederic began their duties Wednesday night at the council meeting