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Mayor Chokwe Lumumba appoints Louis Wright as new CAO – Local businessman says he is just what the city needs

On Monday, during a media press conference at City Hall, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba announced that Louis P. Wright Sr. will become Jackson’s new chief administrative officer (CAO). Wright who served as customer service manager at Entergy Mississippi, retired July 30 and will be assuming his new position August 16, serving as interim CAO until confirmed by the Jackson City Council. He was employed by Entergy for 47 years.
JACKSON, MS
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Transcript: Leadership During Crisis with Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba

MS. ABUTALEB: Hello, and welcome to Washington Post Live. I’m Yasmeen Abutaleb, a health policy reporter here at The Post. Thanks for joining us this afternoon for our program Leadership During Crisis. We’re going to be exploring the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 in America and the burden posed by vaccine hesitancy. My guest this afternoon is Chokwe Lumumba, the two-term mayor of Jackson, Mississippi.
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Leadership During Crisis with Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba

The citizens of Jackson, Mississippi, are only about 35 percent fully vaccinated, which mirrors the troublingly low number for the entire state. Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba discusses efforts to highlight the need for the vaccine, including a recent visit to Jackson from First Lady Jill Biden, and the message he has to younger Mississippians and those in the Black community who are still hesitant to get their shots.
JACKSON, MS