An Alderman for the City of Southaven in Mississippi for almost 19 years, Ricky Jobes has assisted in responsibly growing the city from a population of under 10,000 to nearly 50,000. With his peers on the Board of Aldermen, he guided Southaven to fiscal soundness, with an excellent AAA bond rating and millions of dollars in reserve. Named a National Retirement City, Southaven operates on an annual budget of $70 million, approved by Ricky Jobes and his fellow civil servants. Elected in 1993, Ricky Jobes has participated in the hiring process of hundreds of city employees over the years. He routinely confers with department heads to assess their needs, address their concerns, and ensure Southaven runs smoothly and the citizens, as well as members of the Police and Fire Departments, remain safe. Additionally, Mr. Jobes oversees various committees to improve and enhance the city and conducts Southaven business at bi-weekly Board of Alderman meetings. A former local and state representative on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) board, he belongs to the Southaven Chamber of Commerce and the Library Council. Beyond acting in Southaven’s local government, Mr. Jobes served for six years on the board of The Mississippi School for Math and Science and on a national environmental board. He supports several nonprofit organizations, including state police and fire associations, the American Cancer Society, and the American Heart Association. Ricky Jobes studied science, math, and education at the University of Memphis, where he gained admission into the Phi Beta Kappa Society and graduated magna cum laude. While earning a Bachelor of Science, the future Alderman also studied acting and became an all-state and all-American baseball player. In his leisure time, he enjoys coaching, golfing, and following many other sports.