Mayor Robert H. Byrd, Jr. was sworn in as the City of Moss Point Mayor on February 24, 2021. Mayor Byrd is a graduate of Rogers High School, Class of 1966 and Tougaloo College, Class of 1970. Mayor Byrd was employed at Ingalls Shipbuilding for 37 years in management and retired as a Supervisor of Field Production Control. Mayor Byrd has served the City of Moss Point as an Aldermen for three terms (2009-2013 & 2013-2017), Mayor Pro Tempore (2017-2021) and Mayor (February 2021-present).
Mayor Byrd has been a member of several social and civic organizations. Mayor Byrd was a Former District 2 appointee, Trustee for the Jackson-George County Regional Library Board. He was the past board, membership chairman and River Jamboree committee member of the Moss Point Active Citizens (MPAC), Member of the NAACP and former coach, player agent, league commissioner and certified umpire of the Moss Point National Dixie Youth Baseball League.
Mayor Byrd is a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Moss Point, Mississippi where he has served as a member of the finance committee, Usher, Male Chorus, Pastor Parish Relationship committee and former member and Chairman of Trustees.
Mayor Byrd is married to Ella Byrd for 54 years and they have three children, Damita Regenald (Arnecca) and Kasandra (Johnny) and they have three grandchildren Mikayla, Blakely and Khai.