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Video: Mayor Yakes Retiring After Nearly 30 Years

Gulfport Mayor Mike Yakes has decided not to run again and will retire in March. Watch our video and hear more from the mayor about his decision.

Gulfport Mayor Mike Yakes has become a very familiar face in Gulfport, not only because of his title, but his involvement in the city he loves.

Mayor Yakes has served as mayor for 22 years and as a council member before that. Collectively, he will retire in March, 2013 with nearly 27 years under his belt.

Watch our video and hear more from Yakes about his decision to step down following the next city elections.

Bill Church December 18, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Mayor Mike - we will miss you - Thank you for your years of selfless public service - you have set a standard for others to follow. Again - thank you - enjoy your family and retirement! Bill Church
Pat Harbachuk December 19, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Thanks for your service, we'll miss you!
Mickey December 19, 2012 at 02:16 AM
God bless you for all your years of service. Now go enjoy some family time.

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