Ward 5: Henry Naylor
Councilman Henry E. Naylor
Henry E. Naylor is starting his fourth term as the City Council representative of Ward Five, which comprises the southern part of Hattiesburg, including Vernon Dahmer Park, the Irene’s Chapel Community, Palmer’s Crossing, Timberton, William Carey University and the Industrial Park. Councilman Naylor is the president of UpFront Communications, a business specializing in advertising and public relations.
He is an active member of numerous civic organizations and boards and former president of the Mississippi Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (MBC-LEO). Councilman Naylor has served as a recruiter/counselor for the Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District and as a community development staff specialist with the City of Hattiesburg’s Planning and Development Department. He also worked as Mississippi’s Coordinating Campaign Manager for Vice President Al Gore and for 2000 Presidential candidate Joe Liebermann.
Councilman Naylor holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. He and his wife, Dr. Wanda Hodges Naylor, have two children, Earl and Kelly, and one grandchild, Harmonie. They are members of Antioch Baptist Church.