Darren Musselwhite will be officially sworn in as mayor of Southaven Monday evening at 6 p.m., at a ceremony at the Snowden House.
He was sworn in on Friday, June 28, after four-time Mayor Greg Davis left office a few days early to take advantage of a retirement benefit.
Musselwhite defeated Davis in a landslide of an election June 4 winning more than 70 percent of the vote in Southaven.
He's the first new mayor in the Magnolia State's third largest city in 16 years.
Many in Southaven say Mayor Musselwhite brings much to the table as a businessman as he has owned and operated Musselwhite Insurance for 20 years in the city. They believe the new mayor's priorities should be bringing more jobs to the city and that he needs to set the new outlet mall planned for Church and I-55 as a priority.
"It's no secret, there was a discussion about the outlet mall and the senior building, so those are two things that are drawing a lot of attention and are important to the people of Southaven," the new mayor said. "So we're going to revisit all that and be brought up to speed on everything so those two issues specifically will be addressed in the near future."
Musselwhite has indicated those are among his plans as well as restoring faith in the leadership of the city of Southaven.
Southaven's Board of Alderman also was sworn in during Monday's ceremony at Snowden House.