Burkett Ross – District 3

Took Office: January 2012

Hometown: Petal

Office Phone: (601) 545-6000
Map of District 3(pdf format)
Formatted for ledger sized paper
Burkett Ross is a true public servant and has been
your Forrest County District 3 Supervisor
for three consecutive terms.

• Partner and supporter of Petal School District
• Supports Petal YMCA summer programs
• Partner of Petal Girls Softball Association
• Supports Petal Children’s Task Force
• Married to wife, Jackie, for 49 years
• Attends Carterville Baptist Church
• Proud Supporter of Petal Chamber of Commerce


• University of Southern Mississippi Alumnus
• Served 33 years on Forrest General Hospital Board
of Trustees
• Served 22 years as a member of the AAA Ambulance
• 2010 Mississippi Hospital Association Trustee of the Year


• Supported the initiative for providing 5 Safe Rooms for the Petal School District
• Upgraded all of District 3’s Community Centers
• Implemented providing one full-time fireman during traditional working hours in conjunction with volunteer programs in Sunrise and Macedonia — Funded by Forrest County
• Funded and Constructed public walking track for Robert E. Russell Sports Complex
• During his service as your Supervisor, Burkett has overseen maintenance and paving of 131 road miles in District 3, with paving projects totaling more than $2,000,000 including $364,438 within the City of Petal. Additionally, $1,911,139 in MS State Aid projects with a total of $4,129,151, all in District 3.