A new member has been appointed to the Industrial Development Authority of Neshoba County by the Board of Supervisors.

Mattie Hudson, who recently opened a State Farm Insurance office in Canal Place Shopping Center, was appointed to the District 5 position on the IDA board. She replaces Willie Pickens whose term expired.

Hudson, the wife of county agent Harvin Hudson, will serve a five-year term.

Supervisors also reappointed Robert Lovern, to another five-year term from District 1.

Other members of the board of Dr. Duane Stokes, District 2; Chairman Stanley Salter of District 3; and County Administrator Benjie Coats of District 4. At-large members are Board of Supervisors President Kevin Cumberland and Mayor James Young.

The IDA comes under the umbrella of the Community Development Partnership with David Vowell serving as president.

IDA was created by an act of the Mississippi Legislature 1983 Regular Session.

The Authority recruits businesses to locate in Neshoba County and establishes relationships with existing companies to encourage and assist them in expanding.

The IDA's mission is "to enrich the business climate, quality of life, and employment opportunities for all the citizens of Neshoba County through the development, management, and implementation of programs resulting in the location, retention, and generation of quality business and industry."