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LaWanda D. Harris - Vice-Chair

LaWanda D. Harris


Commissioner LaWanda D. Harris is a Registered Nurse and has worked in the Healthcare field for nearly 20 years. Over the course of her career, she has attained a wealth of knowledge and experience on a variety of issues relating to public affairs. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science and a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration from Mississippi College. Commissioner Harris is an active member of Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi where she holds the positions of Immediate Past President (at the District level) and Chairperson of the Project Committee (at the State level). Through this organization, Commissioner Harris is involved in a variety of community outreach projects and activities, including annual health fairs, public health initiatives, and mentoring programs. Commissioner Harris is actively engaged in the community both as a community activist and leader as evidence by her involvement in the Women for Progress of Mississippi, Inc. Commissioner Harris is passionate about fostering sustainable economic growth in Mississippi’s Capital City and its Airports; Jackson- Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport and Hawkins Field Airport. She views effective transportation policy and infrastructure as critical to the success of the Greater Jackson region.