MERIDIAN — MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Meridian Mayor Cheri Barry will run for re-election in the 2013 election.
Barry took office in 2009 after serving as director of the Red Cross. Since then, Barry has faced a number of issues, including budget constraints and what to do with the Threefoot Building, a 16-story Art Deco structure built in the 1920s.
Her most recent challenge was making a budget that didn't increase taxes, while raising city employee pay by 2 percent.
Barry says with so many projects in the works, she's not quite ready to leave her post as mayor when her term is up next year.
Barry is a 1973 graduate of Lamar High School and 1977 graduate of the University of Mississippi.