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Michael Jinks is a native of Birmingham, Alabama where he graduated from West End High School. In 1971 he came to Brookhaven to attend Whitworth College. He graduated from Whitworth in 1976 with majors in Mathematics, Science and Theology.
While at Whitworth, he met and married Geri McDavid, a Lincoln County Native. They have two children: a son, Destry, who owns an information technology and sound firm in Orlando, Florida, and a daughter, Blythe. They have two grandchildren living in Orlando, Florida, and three in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Mike is an elder at Faith Presbyterian Church. He is interested in growing, grafting, and showing camellias and is a certified camellia show judge. He served five years as president and is currently treasurer of the Brookhaven Camellia Society, and served as an assistant Scout Leader and on the local Boy Scout committee. He has also served on the board of the Brookhaven Trust.
Since coming to Brookhaven, Mike has worked for Jacobsen Manufacturing, has owned and managed an auto parts business and spent 13 years as office manager for an oilfield service firm. He was hired in 1994 as the bookkeeper for the City and was elected City Clerk in 2004. In addition to his duties as City Clerk, Mike is the Chairman of the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Economic Development Alliance, overseeing a new 400-plus acre business park.
Mike is a certified municipal clerk and is a member of the Mississippi Municipal Clerks and International Clerks associations. He is President of the Mississippi Municipal Clerks and Tax Collectors and serves on the legislative committee for the Mississippi Municipal Clerks and Tax Collectors and the Mississippi Municipal League.