Chris Bowen – District 5

Supervisor Bowen

(601) 545-6000
Email: chris@co.forrest.ms.us

Entered Office January 2008 and served to present.

Hattiesburg/Petal/Forrest Co./Lamar Co. Metropolitan Planning Organization;
(Chairman 2012 and 2016).

Elected 2nd Vice President of the Mississippi Assoc. of Supervisors, June 2017 to present.
Chairman of the Education Committee.

Elected 3rd Vice President of the Mississippi Assoc. of Supervisors, June 2016 to 2017.
Chairman of the Education Committee.

Appointed to the NACO Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee September 2014 to present.

Appointed to the NACO Public Lands Steering Committee May 2012-August 2014.

Vice Chair of Payments Sub Committee, September 2013 to August 2014.

Vice President of the Forrest County Board of Supervisors 2008-2009.

Search committee member for Geography and Geology Chair at Southern Miss, August 2015 to March 2016.

Past Experience:
Executive Director, Pat Harrison Waterway District – 7 1/2 yrs; Chairman, Southeast Mississippi Resource
Conservation and Development District 7 1/2 yrs;

Board member, Mississippi Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils – 7 1/2 yrs;
Board member, Mississippi Water Resources Assoc. – 7 1/2 yrs; Statewide Advisory Council Member,
Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute at MSU – 7 1/2 yrs.

Past Chairman of the Board, Metropolitan Club.

Governors’ Barbour and Musgrove Appointee – Mississippi Water Resources Advisory Council.

Steering Committee Member, Pascagoula River Basin Alliance.

General Manager – Roberts Cabinet Company – Jackson, MS.

Governor Fordice Appointee – Mississippi State Parole Board.

President/Owner – Compost Turf Farms, Inc.

Environmental Hydrogeologist – Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

Petroleum Geologist – South Mississippi and North Louisiana. Worked for former Louisiana Governor John McKeithen’s Exploration Firm (Hogan Exploration).

Bachelor of Science – Geology – USM.