After 27 years of serving the City of Gulfport, Mayor Mike Yakes is retiring following the next city elections. The city will honor Yakes for his service with a dedication and renaming of the Gulfport Rec Center.
Everyone is invited to the dedication on February 23, at 10 a.m. for The Michael J. Yakes Recreation Complex at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Watch our video to hear from Mayor Yakes about his decision to retire.
Meet the Candidates:
On Tuesday, March 12, Gulfport voters will choose the next Mayor. Gulfport Patch will help provide background information, sources to contact and answers to some of your questions about the candidates.
Check out our candidate profiles published today on Gulfport Patch
Also this week, we've started our weekly series "Candidate Question of the Week."
Our first question is:
What quality of life advancements do you foresee in Gulfport's future?
Click on the link below to read both responses.
Do you want to submit a question for consideration in a future post? Email the Editor at Cherlene.Willis@patch.com.
Contact the Candidates:
Both candidates have set up Facebook Pages; here are the links: