City Government



Thomas E. Schafer, IV

City Council

All Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6pm in Council Chambers in City Hall, located at 5000 Diamondhead Circle. In the event a meeting falls on a holiday, the meeting will be held the day after the holiday as required by Mississippi State Statute.

All Council meetings are open to the public. Approved Council meeting minutes are available at City Hall for public review as required by Mississippi State Statute – or you may click here for a full list.



Ernie Knobloch


Ward 1


Nancy Depreo

Ward 2

Tom Woolbright

Ward 3


Thomas A. Sislow

Ward 4


Ron Rech


Office of the City Manager


City Manager
Clovis Reed

Tammy Garber, Executive Assistant

Office of the Clerk

City Clerk
Jeannie Klein


Municipal Court Clerk
Lisa McSwain




Purchasing Clerk/Accounts Payable
Connie Scott

Tax Administration



Building/Planning & Zoning/Flood Plain Management

Building and Code Enforcement

Building Official
Ronald Jones

Deputy Building Official
Josh Hayes

Planning & Zoning

Ronald Jones

GIS Mapping


Public Works Director
Richard Sullivan


HR Administrator
Jeannie Klein


Police Captain
John E. Luther


Tindell Law Firm
Phone 228-896-8962
Fax 228-205-4457
Sean Tindell, City Attorney
Derek Cusick, Assistant City Attorney

City Prosecutor
John Dawson

Boards and Commissions

Planning and Zoning Commission

Commission Members

  • Dempsey Milton – Ward 1
  • Annette Williams – Ward 1
  • E.J. Bice – Ward 2
  • Don Crosby – Ward 2
  • Nita Hensley – Ward 3
  • Grant Bower – Ward 4
  • Chuck Garrison – Ward 4

Planning & Zoning Commission Meetings

Regularly scheduled Planning & Zoning Commission meetings will be held each month at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at Diamondhead City Hall.

For additional resources, please see the links below:

Codes and Ordinances


The City of Diamondhead is committed to increasing transparency and access to city codes and ordinances. We are working with Municode to host our codes and ordinances in a user-friendly database, which will include a search engine option, keeping you up to speed on any platform – desktop, tablet and mobile.

For a full list of ordinances and resolutions, visit the Ordinances & Resolutions page.

Public Records Request

To make a public records request, please download and fill out the public records request form .

Employment Resources

NOTICE:  Members  of Mississippi Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS):  The City of Diamondhead does NOT participate or contribute to PERS.  If you are a PERS retiree or eligible for PERS non-disability benefits, employment with the  City of Diamondhead DOES NOT affect PERS benefits you are receiving or may receive.

City of Diamondhead, MS, -CITY MANAGER

City of Diamondhead, Mississippi (pop. 8,593) is seeking a candidate to fill the City Manager position. Diamondhead is located in Hancock County in southern Mississippi.  The City Manager is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of a mayor and 5 member council who serve for four year terms.  Departments include Police, Community Development, Municipal Court, Administration, and Public Works. The City Manager is responsible for a $4.5 million budget and 35 full time employees. The City Manager is the administrative head of the City and is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating all city departments with the exception of Police and establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff, elected and appointed public officials, representatives of business and government organizations, and the general public as set forth in MS Code §21-9-29. A Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, or equivalent and a minimum of three (3) years of municipal supervisory experience is preferred. Experience may be substituted for education. Knowledge of municipal government, budgeting and financial management, economic development, effective management practices and developing strong team work are important. Ability to communicate effectively and establish strong trust and working relationships with local governments and agencies is essential. Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Send resume, cover letter, salary history and four work-related references to Jeannie Klein, City Clerk, City of Diamondhead, 5000 Diamondhead Circle, Diamondhead, MS, 39525. Position open until filled.  Application deadline is Friday, July 14, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.   CITY OF DIAMONDHEAD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


City of Diamondhead, MS – TREASURER 

The City of Diamondhead is accepting applications for an experienced Treasurer. VIEW JOB DESCRIPTION

The Treasurer is responsible for assisting in the planning and the organizing of all phases of the City’s municipal accounting or budgeting activities.  Work requires application to the principles and practices of public finance.  Work is performed under the supervision of the City Clerk with considerable independence in developing and effecting improved work methods and procedures.  Questions relating to major program objectives, policy interpretations and work priorities are discussed with the City Manager.  Work is reviewed and evaluated through periodic conferences and discussions and on basis of adherence to established policies and deadlines. This position requires working with confidential information.


*          Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting.

*          CPA licensure preferred but not required, considerable responsible experience, minimum 3 years’ in public finance/budget/accounting/auditing administration.

*          Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

NOTICE:  Members of Mississippi Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS):  The City of Diamondhead does NOT participate or contribute to PERS.  If you are a PERS retiree or eligible for PERS non-disability benefits, employment with the City of Diamondhead DOES NOT affect PERS benefits you are receiving or may receive.

Resumes and applications may be submitted in person, online or by regular mail to City of Diamondhead, Human Resources, 5000 Diamondhead Circle, Diamondhead, MS 39525 and are due by Friday 5:00 pm CST, July 7, 2017.  CITY OF DIAMONDHEAD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


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