Donovan Hill is the Selectman for Ward 4. Born August 9, 1991, Hill is the youngest elected official in the State of Mississippi. Hill was raised by his mother, Linda Hill, in the Algiers community. He graduated from McComb High School in 2009. While in high school he played football and received an athletic scholarship as an all-state linebacker to Alcorn State University.
There he studied Elementary Education and Psychology. During college Hill developed a desire to help and serve others. He became heavily involved in reading programs, such as Alcorn State’s ‘Real Men Read’ and the CDF Freedom School in McComb. Hill wanted to serve on an even larger scale, so in his last semester at Alcorn he decided to campaign for Selectman of Ward 4. He won the Democratic Primary against incumbent Melvin Joe Johnson, who held the office for 16 years.Hill’s platform includes creating unity and pride within his community. He wants to increase citizen involvement in local government through workshops and community meetings. Hill also supports improved infrastructure, neighborhood recreation facilities, and economic development that supports living wages.