Southern District Commissioner

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Wayne Carr

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Welcome to the Southern District webpage. It is an honor to serve as your Public Service Commissioner for the Southern District. Please feel free to contact our office at any time with your questions or concerns as we value your opinions, questions and feedback. We are committed to serving you and look forward to hearing from you.


About Commissioner Carr

Nelson Wayne Carr embarked on his professional journey after graduating from Gulfport High School in 1977, delving into the construction industry as an electrical apprentice. By the mid-1980s, he had obtained his electrical license, laying the foundation for his own electrical company. Expanding his horizons, Wayne sought and secured his State of Mississippi Board of Contractors Electrical and Builders Licenses, venturing into the realm of general contracting and development. Over the span of forty-five years, he has immersed himself in every facet of the construction sector across South Mississippi.

As a developer, Wayne collaborates closely with utility companies, engineers, and local and federal agencies to ensure the seamless integration of utilities, mindful of both current and future community needs. His extensive portfolio encompasses a wide spectrum, including new home construction, remodeling, duplexes, apartment complexes, RV parks, mobile home developments, strip centers, industrial buildings, governmental projects, worship centers, and commercial spaces. Each project adheres meticulously to stringent utility specifications dictated by local, state, and federal regulations.

Wayne, native of Gulfport, MS, has remained deeply rooted in his hometown, residing in Harrison County on the picturesque Mississippi Gulf Coast for his entire life. For forty-three years, Wayne has been happily married to Vicky Carr. Wayne and Vicky have raised three children—David, Rebecca, and Katherine—and are blessed with two grandchildren. Together, they call the Orange Grove community home.

With an extensive forty-five years of invaluable experience in the construction industry, Wayne Carr is well-prepared to take on the role of your Southern District Public Service Commissioner.  Motivated by a desire to give back to the community that has enriched his life, he seeks to leverage his expertise in ensuring that utilities are primed to meet the challenges of expansion and technological advancement while upholding the principles of stability, reliability, and affordability in utility services.

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