Ward 2: Deborah Delgado

Councilwoman Deborah Denard Delgado

Councilwoman Deborah Denard Delgado

Deborah Denard Delgado is entering her fourth term as the City Council representative for Ward Two.  Ward Two comprises the eastern and northeastern parts of the City and borders the Leaf River and Bouie River; it is the site of the Urban Renewal Overlay District known as “Twin Forks Rising,” which was initiated by Councilwoman Delgado.

She is director of the High-Bar Group, campaign and business support consultants.  Also, Councilwoman Delgado is founder and chairperson of the Historic Mobile Street Renaissance Festival, an annual celebration of the cultural heritage of the historic black business and entertainment district in Hattiesburg that is now in its eighth year.  She serves on the Advisory Board of the National League of Cities (NLC), having previously served on NLC’s Board of Directors.  During her tenure in office she has been a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Mississippi Municipal League (MML) as well.  In addition, Councilwoman Delgado is a member of the Board of Directors and is past president of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO). She is currently president of the NBC-LEO Foundation and vice president for trust for the World Conference of Mayors.  She is founding director of the Repair S.H.O.P., Inc., a non-profit organization ministering to the spirit, health, outlook and prospects for the future of persons living in depressed communities.

Councilwoman Delgado holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science and a master of arts degree in history from Jackson State University, and a juris doctorate from Texas Southern University. She is a member of Tabernacle of Prayer Church of God In Christ and belongs to numerous social and civic organizations. She is married to John Delgado and is the mother of two sons, Britton (Tangelina) and Zachary, and the grandmother of Dean Britton Loftin.