It is never just another day when you’re at the Neshoba County Fair! I had the honor and privilege of speaking at this year’s Fair and loved the opportunity to mix it up with crowd and see lots of dear friends.
I tried to give a positive, upbeat talk about how we can all work together to move Mississippi forward and meet our State’s challenges head-on. My office reaches out and tries to collaborate with as many partners as possible to serve Mississippians.
In fact, with the help of Mississippi legislators and other public officials, we’ve seen a more than 70% increase in new College Savings accounts over last year. Similarly, working together, we’ve reunited Mississippians with over $69 million in unclaimed property just since I took office in 2012. And, of course, my public-private partnership, Treasurer’s Education About Money (TEAM), has brought financial education into our schools, reaching almost 69,000 students and training over 1,000 teachers – all at an average cost of just $1.11 per student.
In Mississippi, there are no strangers when we sit on our front porch and there should be no strangers when we sit down to chart Mississippi’s destiny either. Working together, Mississippi wins.