Head of ARC to speak at CEDA Banquet tonight

Mike Armour, executive director of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), will be the featured speaker for the annual CEDA banquet Jan. 28 at the Methodist Corner in Calhoun City.

The theme of this year’s banquet is “Growing Calhoun County.” Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the meal, prepared by the Methodist Ladies, served at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge for members and their guest to attend.

Mike Armour

CEDA?Director Shelia Freely will present awards highlighting accomplishments of the past year following the presentation by Armour.
Armour was appointed to serve as the 11th executive director of the ARC by Gov. Haley Barbour in 2004. ARC is a federal-state partnership created in 1965 that serves 410 counties in 13 states with 24 counties located in North Mississippi.

Prior to this appointment, he spent eight years as vice-president  of the Peoples Bank & Trust Company, now Renasant Bank. Armour also spent 15 years with Ford Motor Credit Company as an auditor, collector, credit analyst and as a lobbyist with Ford Government Affairs in Washington, D.C.

Armour attended Tupelo and Houlka public schools and is a fifth generation Mississippian. He is a graduate of Itawamba Community College, Mississippi State University, Southeastern School of Commercial and Consumer lending at Vanderbilt and completed Community and Economic Development studies at The University of Southern Mississippi and University of Central Arkansas.
Call 414-8163 or email ceda@tds.net to confirm attendance.