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Accomplishments

EDUCATION
 
• Doctoral Degree, Urban Higher Education, Jackson State University, Jackson, 2006

• Master of Science, Political Science, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, 2000

• Bachelor of Science, Political Science, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, 1996

• Associate of Arts, Jones County Junior College, Ellisville, 1999

• Hattiesburg High School Diploma, 1972

• Mississippi Real Estate Institute (GRI), 1988

• Lincoln School of Real Estate Appraisals

• John C. Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University, 1999

• Certified Municipal Official, Basic and Advanced Level, 2005 and 2007
 
WORK EXPERIENCE
• Mayor, City of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, July 2001 to present
• Board of Supervisor, Forrest County, Mississippi, January 1992 to July 2001
• School Board, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, March 1987 to January 1992; (Secretary 1988, President 1989-1992)
• Broker, DuPree Realty, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 1988- Present
• Sales Manager, Sears, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 1972-1987
 
HONORS AND AWARDS
• Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society
• Recipient, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Leadership Award
• Recipient, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Citizenship Award, 1997
• Recipient, Pine Burr Council of Boy Scouts of America Award, 2001
• Recipient, Delta Theta Sorority, Inc. Service Award, 2006
• Recipient, Mississippi State Association of Elks Outstanding Achievement Award
• Recipient, 1994 Minority Small Business Advocate of the Year
• Recipient, Most Influential African American in Mississippi, 2004
• Recipient, 10th Annual Trumpet Awards – Saluting African American Achievement, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
• State Fire Academy of Mississippi-The Heat is On: For Elected/Public Officials”
• Received Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Southern
• Received Hampton University Certificate for completing Stepping Stones to Academic Leadership Seminar, Tier II, Executive Leadership Summit, November 12, 2004
• Mississippi’s Future Black Law Student Association, March 2006
• Received the Harriett Tubman Award from the Magnolia Board Association/Black Lawyers of Mississippi for those who withstand great obstacles, January 2008
• Mississippi Office of Homeland Security and Center for Governmental Training and Technology in the Mississippi State University Extension Service certify that on July 27, 2010 Johnny L. DuPree completed all necessary requirements for certification in ICS 402- Incident Command for Senior Officials
• 2004 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Radio All Hazards Mark Trail Award by the U.S. Department of Commerce

CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS EXPERIENCE
• Life Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
• Life Member, Mount Carmel Baptist Church
• Member, Mount Carmel Baptist Church Board of Deacons/Elders
• Charter Member, Evening Optimist Club
• Member, Institute for Justice
• Former Member, USM Foundation Board of Directors
• USM Honor Club
• USM Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, May 2004
• Member, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
 
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
• 2014-2016 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Local Advisory Committee
• 2013 National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Steering Committee
• Pine Belt Solid Waste Board of Directors
• Former Member, Community Bank Board Member
• USM Partners for the Arts
• Former Member of South Mississippi Planning and Development District Board of Directors
• USM Alumni Association
• JCJC Alumni Association
• USM Advisory Board for the School of Social Work
• Area Development Partnership Board
• Mississippi Municipal League Rail Task Force
• Mississippi Municipal Legislative Committee
• Mississippi Public Entity Service, Inc. Board of Trustees
• National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, & Family
• The United States Conference of Mayors Arts, Parks, Entertainment & Sports Standing Committee
• The United States Conference of Mayors Community Development and Housing Standing Committee
• John C. Stennis Institute of Government Selected to Serve
• John C. Stennis Institute of Government State Executive Development Institute
• National Conference of Black Mayors Energy and Environment Standing Committee
• Former Member, William Winter Board of Racial Reconciliation
• The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Black Studies Advisory Board, October 2007-2009
• Participant on The University of Southern Mississippi Presidential Board Search Committee, November 2006
• Participant on AThe Least Among Us?@ Panel for the Young Democrats of America National Conference 2006
• National Renewable Energy Association Board of Directors, 2006 
• Rebuilding the Gulf Coast: Gambling on the Future? - Presentation to the National Black Caucus of State Legislators= Committee on Agriculture, November 2006
• Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Participant on Hurricane Katrina Panel, 2006
• National Conference of Black Mayors Annual Conference - Participant on Hurricane Katrina Panel, 2006
• U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services,
• Webcast Panelist – “Hiring and Maintaining A Quality Police Force,” October 24, 2006
• Mississippi Civil Defense Emergency Association, Philadelphia, MS, November 2007 
• Member, Mississippi Municipal League Legislative, Youth and Health Committees, 2008-2009
• Member, Dean’s Advisory Council, College of Health, The University of Southern Mississippi, October 2008
• President, Hattiesburg-Petal-Forrest-Lamar Metropolitan Planning Organization (HPFL-MPO), October 1, 2008 – September 30, 2009
• Member, University City Council Steering Committee, National League of Cities, 2009
• Participant, Savannah Civic Conservation, Amtrak’s Great American Stations Project, February 2009
• Guest Speaker, Retirement Dinner for Dr. Jimmie James, Jr., Professor/Chairman of the Department of Music for more than 43 years, Jackson State University, April 2009
• Commencement Speaker, 2009 Spring Graduate Students Commencement, Jackson State University, May 2009
 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
• Federal Election Reform Act Commission for Mississippi
• Southern Rapid Rail Transit Commission
• Mississippi Municipal Liability Plan Board of Directors
• President of Mississippi Municipal League, 2007-2008
• 1st Vice President, Mississippi Municipal League, 2006-2007