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Billy Skellie

Office of the Mayor

P.O. Box 929

Long Beach, MS 39560 mayor@cityoflongbeachms.com

Biography of Billy Skellie, Jr.

Mayor Billy Skellie is a life-long resident of Long Beach. He graduated from Long Beach High School and attended Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston, MS where he met Patricia Stewart, his wife of 38 years. Patricia has been employed as an educator by the Long Beach School District for the past twenty-five years and currently serves as the principal of the Long Beach Alternative School. Mayor Skellie and his wife have two children and two granddaughters, Alex and Taylor. He retired from Bell South after 35 years of service.   Billy and his family are members of First Baptist Church of Long Beach where he serves as deacon and as a Sunday school teacher for the youth department.

Mayor Skellie was elected to the Board of Aldermen for Ward 5 in 1997. He served in that position for nearly 8 years prior to becoming mayor in this year's special election. Previously, Billy served on the Long Beach Zoning Board for 12 years, chairman for 6 years.

About Billy...

bulletBilly is a lifelong resident of Long Beach
bulletBilly and his wife, Pat, have two children and two grandchildren
bulletYouth Sunday school teacher for 16 years.
bulletImmediate past chairman of Deacons at Long Beach First Baptist Church
bulletPlanning & Zoning Board member for 12 years - 6 years as chairman
bullet3-term president of the Long Beach Gridiron Club
bulletFriends of the Library member/Vision 20/20 member
bulletRetired - 35 years of service with Bell South
bulletRecipient of Respect for Individual & Pursuit of Excellence Award
bulletWard 5 Alderman since 1997
bulletFourth generation Long Beach family with tradition of municipal service
bulletMember of Harrison County Council of Government.

"My goal is that City Hall would serve its citizens with an open door policy where each citizen's ideas are respected. I want Long Beach to be known everywhere as what we already know it to be---as a friendly, gracious and safe place to live and raise a family."