Mayor's Speeches

Holloway calls for fair return on taxes

Here is the prepared text of Mayor A.J. Holloway’s remarks to the Gulfport Rotary, Thursday, June 6, 2002, at the Great Southern Club: Good afternoon. I’m glad that you invited me to speak to you today, and I’m glad that so many of you are here. They asked me to speak about what we have […]

Remarks on “Leadership” to William Carey College MBA class

Here are Mayor A.J. Holloway’s remarks to Dr. Janet Williams’ Masters in Business Administration class on the subject of leadership, presented April 17, 2002, at William Carey College in Gulfport: Everybody has an idea of what successful leadership is – and how to be a successful leader. Some of things you’ve probably heard are having […]

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Separating fact from fiction on the city budget

Here is the prepared text of Mayor A.J. Holloway’s address on city finances, made Monday, March 4, 2002, to the Biloxi Kiwanis Club, at the Holiday Inn Coliseum.: Good afternoon. I’m glad that you invited me to speak to you today. Today, we’re going to talk about one of everybody’s favorite subjects – money. Some […]

STATE OF THE CITY ’02

Here is the prepared text of Mayor A.J. Holloway’s State of the City Address, delivered Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, before a luncheon sponsored by the Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce at the Isle of Capri Casino Resort.: Good afternoon and welcome. I’m glad to see so many of you here. This is my ninth time […]

“The first 100 days, and managing what’s next”

Here is the prepared text of Mayor A.J. Holloway’s address to the Edgewater Rotary, delivered Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 at the Holiday Inn-Coliseum.: I’m glad to be here today to talk about a few of the issues that we are dealing with at City Hall. I was looking at my inaugural address the other day. […]

2001 Inaugural Address

Mayor A.J. Hollowayís inaugural address for his third term, delivered July 8, 2001, at the Donal Snyder Community Center Thank you Judge Russell. I hope we can do this again in four years. Honorable council members, distinguished judges, ladies and gentlemen: Thank you for being here on this great day. We’ve come through a spirited […]

Mayor A.J. Holloway’s State of the City Address

Here is the text of Mayor A.J. Holloway’s State of the City Address, delivered Thursday, March 8, 2001, before a luncheon sponsored by the Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce at the Isle of Capri Casino Resort. Thank you for being here today. I’m glad to see such a great turnout. I’m proud and honored to […]

State of the City Address at Isle of Capri Crowne Plaza Resort

Mayor A.J. Holloway’s State of the City address delivered Feb. 23, 2000 during a luncheon at the Isle of Capri Crowne Plaza Resort sponsored by the Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce. Good afternoon. I am proud to come before you again for the State of the City address. The state of our city is better […]

State of the City Address to the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce

Mayor A.J. Holloway’s State of the City address to the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce, delivered March 17, 1999 at the Grand Bayview Hotel. Good morning. I’m glad to be with you this morning to present the State of the City address. You know, it seems like it’s been only a few weeks since I gave […]

State of the City Address

Here is the text of Mayor A.J. Holloway’s State of the City address, delivered Feb. 22, 1999, during a luncheon sponsored by the Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce at the Grand Bayview Hotel. Thank you for that kind welcome. I’m delighted to see such a great turnout. I want to congratulate Don Marie and Lucy […]

Deal$ ’98: Gaming & Entertainment Finance and Investment Forum

Prepared remarks for Mayor A.J. Holloway, for “Deal$ *98: Gaming & Entertainment Finance and Investment Forum.” Panel discussion on “Crystal Balling the Future of Gaming Expansion across the Nation.” Sponsored by the Institute for International Research and UNLV International Gaming Institute Monday, April 20, 1998, The Desert Inn, Las Vegas. Good morning. I’m happy to […]

City Commissioner Pete Elder Eulogy

Here is the eulogy that Mayor A.J. Holloway presented at the funeral of former City Commissioner Pete Elder, who died in April 1997. He served as the city’s payroll cerk at the time of his death. Yesterday, we had a meeting in City Hall about the proposed school bond issue. It was a day full […]

1997 Crime Statistics

Following is a speech delivered by Biloxi Police Chief Tommy Moffett regarding the 1997 crime statistics for the City of Biloxi. The speech was delivered in March 1998 to the Biloxi Rotary Club at Mary Mahoney’s Old French House Restaurant in Biloxi. Good afternoon, and thank you for having me here today. Today, I’m going […]

State of the City Address

Mayor A.J. Holloway’s State of the City address delivered Feb. 5, 1998 to the Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce at J.L. Scott Marine Education Center. Thank you for such a kind reception. It reminds me of what the cow said to the farmer after the milking machine broke. "I appreciate the warm hand." I am […]

Inauguration Speech

Inauguration speech delivered by Mayor A.J. Holloway, Monday, July 7, 1997 in inauguration ceremonies at the Saenger Theater in Biloxi. Honorable council members, distinguished judges, guests, ladies and gentlemen: Thank you for being here to share in this great occasion. Today, I want to lay the groundwork for what promises to be four historic years […]

Mayor’s Remarks regarding Crime Statistics

Mayor’s remarks regarding crime statistics, to Biloxi Businessmens Club, Feb. 13, 1997. Good afternoon, and thank you for having me here today. I am here to talk about a very important issue facing our society, and in particular our city: CRIME, and what we have been doing to help keep our city streets and neighborhoods […]

State of the City Address

Mayor Holloway’s “State of the City” Address, delivered Feb. 3, 1997 to Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce, Treasure Bay Hotel. Good evening and thank you for having me here tonight. I am honored to present the annual State of the City address. For three years now, I have come before you to outline the many […]

Biloxi Rotary Address

Mayor Holloway’s address to the Biloxi Rotary, Jan. 28, 1997, Mary Mahoney’s Old French House Restaurant. Thank you for having me here today. When Len James called the office last month, he’d asked us about coming to give a report on hat’s been going on in the City. Frankly, we’re busier than ever, with major […]

National Black Caucus of State Legislators

Mayor Holloway’s remarks to the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, Dec. 4, 1996, Broadwater Beach Resort, Biloxi. Delegates to the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, honored guests, friends…. I’m honored to be here this morning to welcome youto Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Let me spend a few minutes telling you what […]

World Gaming Congress & Expo

Comments to the World Gaming Congress & Expo, Las Vegas (Nev.) Convention Center, September 1996. Biloxi is one of America’s oldest and youngest cities. Oldest because we were first settled in 1699 and youngest because this city is undergoing a rebirth that began shortly after the first dockside casino opened in 1992. Today, we are […]

State of the City Address

Here is the prepared text of Mayor A.J. Holloway’s State of the City address delivered to the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce on March 27, 1996 at the Jefferson Davis campus of Gulf Coast Community College. When I began thinking about my address to you today, I recalled a recent incident at a City Council meeting. […]

State of the City Address

Here is the prepared text of Mayor A.J. Holloway’s State of the City address to the Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce, delivered Feb. 1, 1996. Thank you for inviting me here tonight and giving me the opportunity to present the traditional “State of the City Address.” First let me say I have some “good news” […]

Southeastern Gaming & Business Exposition

Welcome address to the Southeastern Gaming & Business Exposition, by Mayor Holloway, in Biloxi, August 1995. On behalf of the city and its citizens, I welcome you to Biloxi for the 1995 Expo. I hope you enjoy your stay and discover why Biloxi is a nice place to visit and a great place to live. […]

State of the City Address

Speech to the Greater New Orleans Executive Club, by Mayor Holloway, October 1995. Thank you for having me here today. I’m always glad to speakto groups about the tremendous prosperity that we are now enjoying in Biloxi. First, though, let me tell you a story that I told during a speech the other day to […]

Bond Agencies Speech

Mayor’s presentation to bond rating agencies, made in July 1995, to Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investments Service. Thank you for the opportunity make this presentation today about the City of Biloxi. We have a lot of exciting things occurring in our city right now, our citizens are excited, business leaders are excited, and I’m […]

Greater New Orleans Executive Club

Speech to the Greater New Orleans Executive Club, by Mayor Holloway, October 1995. Thank you for having me here today. I’m always glad to speakto groups about the tremendous prosperity that we are now enjoying in Biloxi. First, though, let me tell you a story that I told during a speech the other day to […]

Inaugural speech, 1993: A day of new beginnings

To see a PDF of Mayor. A.J. Holloway’s inaugural address, delivered on July 6, 1993, click here.

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