Mayor RL Perkins
elected representatives of the citizens of
Edwards, Mississippi, we are responsible for both
providing general direction and setting policy to
help guide the town into the future. We are
responsible to our constituents for the decisions
we make today and how those decisions will impact
us tomorrow. We genuinely want to contribute
to improving our community. Therefore, we
will strive to learn all we can about this town-
its history, its operations, and its financing- to
allow us to do our jobs the best we can.
want to be known as a proactive Mayor, focusing on
ways to prevent problems and take hold of our
opportunities, rather than being reactive, trying
to just solve problems as they occur.
believe it is important for citizens to “buy
in” to town government, therefore, we want to
involve both long-time residents and those who
have just recently moved to our community in the
process of governing and improving the town’s
quality of life.
are enthusiastic about the opportunity and the
privilege of serving the citizens of Edwards.
Individually, each us are leaders, but we are also
members of a team which must work together if we
wish to accomplish good things for this community.
are not afraid of challenges. We have been
asked to serve and we are ready to make those
tough decisions, which won’t always be
understood by the public. We will not always
be content just to follow the routine of our
predecessors. We will review new ideas, seek
better ways of doing things, and encourage
imaginative and innovative solutions or
alternative courses of action, so that we may
leave the town a better place than it was when we
Mayor, Town of Edwards
of Edwards Board (L to R)
Alderman Leon "Dr. Dirt"
Goldsberry, Alderman At Large
Alderman Wilson "Larry" Jones,
Alderwoman Kedra Williams-Harris, Ward 2
Mayor RL Perkins
Alderwoman Marilyn McGee Bryant, Ward 3
Alderman Charles L. Rather, Ward 1
Town of Edwards’ mission is to enhance the
quality of life in our Town by efficiently and
innovatively meeting the needs of the citizens and
giving full value for public investment.
you are a resident or a visitor, you will find
that our Town is anticipating the future while
remembering what makes a town home.
all of its activities, the Town will foster the
environment and deliver the best possible public
service, integrating the needs of residents and
business. We encourage citizens to be
actively involved in making Edwards a better place
Town of Edwards is a mayor-board of aldermen (also
known as the “code charter”) form of
government. Four residents are elected from Ward
I, Ward II, Ward III and Ward IV and one resident
is elected at-large. The Mayor and Aldermen
serve 4-year terms. The Mayor,
who serves part time, presides over all meetings
of the Board and is recognized as the head of the
Town for ceremonial purposes. The Town was
incorporated in 1871.