About Your councilwoman

Age:

35

 

Party Affiliation:

Conservative Republican

 

Educational Background:

  • Biloxi High School

  • Ivy Real Estate School- NY

  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

  • University of Southern Mississippi- Gulf Coast

  • Business Graduate

 

Work Experience:

  • Gulf Beach Resort Hotel

  • Citi-Habitats- Real Estate Agent-NY

  • District Attorney’s Office- Worthless Checks Division

  • Co-Owner of Howard Avenue Emporium

  • Realtor at Clauson Realty

  • Biloxi City Council

  • Owner/ operator Jacked Up Coffee Bar 

 

Civic Involvement:

  • Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce member

  • Coast Chamber member

  • Harrison County Republican Club Vice President-past

  • Harrison County Republican Women’s club member

  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Young Professionals club member

  • Horticulture for Humanity club member

  • Humane Society of South Mississippi volunteer

  • City of Biloxi special events volunteer

  • Elks Lodge Member

Awards & Nominations:

  • Current President of the Biloxi City Council 

  • One of MS Business Journal's Top 50 leading Business Women in 2016

  • 2015 Woman of Achievement Award Nomination

  • 2015 Nominee for Blessed Girls Who Rock Award

  • Nominee for 9th Annual Caring Women Award

  • Leadership Gulf Coast graduate 2017

  • Friends of Hiller Park founder/president

  • Won non- profit volunteer of the year-2016

Biloxi City Councilwoman Dixie Newman was elected to office in July of 2013, at the age of twenty seven. She is currently the youngest and only female sitting on the city's board. Dixie is the daughter of Tommy and Fredda Newman of Biloxi. she graduated from Biloxi High School in 2004. After Katrina, at age 19, Dixie lived in New York City for three years where she learned much of the business world in the fastest real estate market in the country. She then moved back home to Biloxi, where she started a career with the District Attorney's office in the Worthless Checks Division. Meanwhile, she continued her education in Business, which she graduated and received her Business Administration degree from the University of Southern Mississippi on The Mississippi Gulf Coast. Other than being a City Council Official, Dixie is a Realtor on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with Clauson Realty and has also partnered with her mother about a year ago, opening an antique, vintage, and artisan consignment shop called Howard Avenue Emporium in Biloxi. Dixie was chosen as one of  Mississippi Business Journal's top 50 women in Business in 2016.

 

Dixie ran for office because she was confident that she could provide a fresh and diverse perspective in providing constituents with an even more beautiful and financially stable Biloxi. Dixie prides herself on being an accountable and approachable public servant; not a politician. Dixie is all for services of the people and she knows that each constituent wants to be heard. Striving to be a strong role model for other women and young children, is the most important part of the job. Since being elected she has formed several committees to help her with all of her promised efforts, including the "Friends of Hiller Park" committee which thrives on fundraising to revitalize Hiller Park while providing family fun entertainment. This committee is now considered a non-profit organization under The Gulf Coast Foundation. Because of Dixie, her Friends Of Hiller Park committee, and other incredible partnerships along the way, they were successful in their efforts to purchase two new playgrounds, a swing set, a wheel chair swing, and a new splash pad.

 

 Her second top priority that she wanted to achieve after being elected to office was a sidewalk on Atkinson Road, which is now in effect after years of the city telling the constituents that a sidewalk on the narrow road was impossible. 

 Staying in touch with her constituents is her number one priority, therefore, Dixie developed a website to help keep her constituents informed at all times, www.councilwomandixienewmanward3.com

Dixie is humbled and honored tot be unopposed this upcoming election and looks forward to great improvements in Biloxi the next four years. The best is yet to come! 

 

Dixie's favorite quote is " Let's be the change we want to see" by Ghandi. 

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