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City of Poplarville, Mississippi
200 Highway 26 East
Poplarville, MS 39470
601.795.8161 Phone
601.795.0141 Fax

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YOUTH LEADERSHIP

The Youth Programs Include:

  • The MML (Mississippi Municipalities League) Statewide Youth Leadership Summit held in March of each year
  • MML Youth Track at the Annual Summer Conference held in Biloxi, MS
  • Mayor’s Youth Council Leadership Retreat held in October each year
  • MML High School Scholarship
  • 1-2-3 step process of forming a youth council in your city or town
  • Community Service Projects during our events.

For more information, please contact MML staff coordinator, Laverne Stegall or email

laverne1@mmlonline.com.




Poplarville Mississippi: Established in 1884 – derived from an early landowner named “Poplar” Jim Smith. - “Poplar” Jim was so named for a stand of Poplar trees on his homestead property in the county. Since the land was owned by Mr. “Poplar” Jim Smith, the county seat was named Poplarville. Poplar, any of several species of trees belonging to the genus Populus of the willow family (Salicaceae). The name Populus refers to the fact that the trees were often planted around public meeting places in Roman times.

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