Cappaert appointed by city of Vicksburg to fill Gilmer’s seat on Port Commission

Published 1:44 pm Friday, January 14, 2022

The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen have appointed Brent Cappaert to complete the unexpired term of the late Margaret Gilmer on the Warren County Port Commission.

Gilmer was one of the city’s two representatives on the commission.

“I’m happy to be back on the port commission and working with the city and county to improve Vicksburg and move the port and our economy forward,” Cappaert said. “Margaret Gilmer was a great asset to the port commission and the county and I enjoyed working with her on the port commission.”

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The five-member port commission is composed of two representatives from the city, two from the county and one appointed by the governor.

The vice president of operations at Cappaert Manufactured Housing Inc. in Vicksburg, Cappaert previously served with Gilmer as the county’s representatives on the port commission. They were replaced in 2019.

Gilmer was appointed one of the city’s representatives in 2020 after Austin Golding resigned his seat on the commission.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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