Mayor Carolyn McAdamsCarolyn McAdams was elected mayor of Greenwood in June 2009. Since that time, she has made the revitalization of Greenwood a priority of her administration, overseeing the development, adoption, and implementation of Greenwood's first comprehensive plan in more than thirty years.
Since being elected mayor, McAdams has spearheaded the completion of Greenwood's $1.4 million Howard-Johnson Streetscape Improvement Project and has embarked on a $2.2 million linear park project that will revitalize the Carrollton-Johnson corridor in downtown Greenwood.
With community pride as her guide, she has committed her time as mayor to cleaning up Greenwood through better code enforcement, investment in Greenwood's parks, sidewalks, and streets, and more frequent neighborhood police patrols, all while keeping taxes low.
Mayor McAdams has also focused on making Greenwood a healthy and environmentally friendly community, helping Baptist Town residents start their first community garden, establishing the Mississippi Delta's first municipal recycling program in Greenwood, and developing the Yazoo River Trail.
Awards & Recognitions
Mayor McAdams is a Certified Municipal Official as designated by the Mississippi Municipal League and has been selected as Greenwood's Favorite Elected Official for the past 3 years by the readers of the Greenwood Commonwealth.
In 2012, she was recognized as the Rotarian of the Year by the Greenwood Rotary Club, and received a community service award from Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was given the Outstanding Citizen Award by the Greenwood Lion's Club in 2011 and the Outstanding Female Community Leader Award by the Delta Chapter of the Mississippi Business Women in 2010. In 2003, the Greenwood Leflore Chamber of Commerce gave McAdams their Community Pride Award, and the Corrections Corporation of America named her Employee of the Year.