SD Fellow Candidate
Jeremy Murdock is a Research Associate II with the John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development at Mississippi State University. He is heavily involved in ground-level community development issues, especially those related to design, planning, and revitalization. His current work is aimed at helping community leaders take action and achieve results by fostering collaboration and taking incremental steps toward the change they want to see.
Jeremy, a native of Olive Branch, Mississippi, obtained both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in landscape architecture from Mississippi State University. Following graduate school, he entered the world of community development and has worked with numerous communities in Mississippi and throughout the southeast. He is passionate about downtown revitalization, urban planning, tourism, economic development, and rural development. He is one of only two certified Strategic Doing™ practitioners in the State of Mississippi.
Jeremy is heavily entrenched in community development, both professionally and personally. He is an active volunteer and advocate for quality of life issues in his own community, and has served on numerous boards and committees in his hometown of Starkville, Mississippi. Murdock’s recent volunteer efforts have included serving as the Chairman of the Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors; on the Greater Starkville Development Partnership (GSDP) Board of Directors; GSDP Executive Council; and the Starkville Main Street Association Board of Directors. Murdock’s past volunteer efforts have included the Chairman of the Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission; Chairman of the Starkville Main Street Design Committee; member of the Starkville Area Arts Council Board of Directors; member of the Starkville in Motion Board of Directors; member of the Starkville Beautification Committee; and a volunteer at the Starkville Community Market among others.