Mayor Errick D. Simmons began his career in municipal government in 2007. Before returning home to Greenville to start his municipal government career, Simmons graduated second in his class at T.L. Weston High School in 1995, second to his twin brother and law partner, Mississippi State Senator Derrick T. Simmons, who is the Senate Minority Leader for Democratic Party. Simmons later studied at Jackson State University, where he received a Bachelor in Business Administration in Economics in 2000. In 2002, he received a Master’s in Arts in Economics from Howard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and received his Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law in 2005.
Currently, Simmons serves as a member of several local, state, and national boards and organizations, to name a few: President, Mississippi Delta Mayors Association, 1st Vice President of Mississippi Municipal League (MML) (will be sworn in as President in June 2020), Vice President of Delta Council, Mississippi Economic Council Board of Governors, Boys Scouts of America, U.S. Conference of Mayors, life member of NAACP, life member of Magnolia Bar Association, life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., board member of Mississippi Association of Justice, Mississippi Bar Association, an active member of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative, and Chairman of Washington County Democratic Party.
Under his administration as mayor, Greenville has announced more than $110 million in local, state, and federal investments including the announcement of a $40.1 million new federal courthouse; a $9.1 million redevelopment of the Sears, Roebuck & Company building to include a boutique hotel, microbrewery, downtown restaurant, and butcher shop.
Public infrastructure is a top priority for Mayor Simmons. More than $32 million in local, state, and federal monies have been spent to fix Greenville’s aging infrastructure. The Flood of 2019 was a record flood topping the 1927 with Greenville experiencing more than 141 days above flood stage. As a result, the City has experienced several residential, commercial, agricultural, and municipal damages.