Planning & Development Department

This department is responsible for planning, developing, and organizing support activities needed to achieve the desired goals and outcomes within agency programs. HCHRA recognizes that planning is a fundamental property of a business structure. We create these individual plans for each program and department, but we also look at “Big Picture” planning or strategic plans for the agency as a whole. Each division within the Planning and Development Department has a unique function in supporting HCHRA.

Planning & Development Division

HCHRA has 11 different grants or programs that operate simultaneously. The Planning & Development Division is responsible for grant review, analysis, writing, reporting, and submission. The P&D Division also conducts the Annual Community Strengths and Needs Assessment, our Annual Report to the Public, Community Action Plan, and our agency’s Strategic Plan.

Communications & Development Division

The Communications & Development Division provides us with the format, layout, design, and language needed to relay that message clearly. We do this in many different ways. We produce radio, television, and newspaper ads and update the website or create flyers, calendars, memos, letters, and hundreds of internal forms and documents each year.

The Communications & Development Division is responsible for event planning, fundraising, media relations, and interacting with professional and civic organizations. They will recruit and invite keynote speakers, musicians, public officials, hosts, and many others to participate in our community events while protecting and maintaining the image and message that HCHRA strives to uphold.

Quality Assurance Division

Throughout the agency, we monitor our outcomes to understand how the plan is working, if the plan and/or policies communicated are being interpreted and implemented as we intended, and what changes or corrections to the plan we need to revisit. The Quality Assurance Division gives us a real-time perspective on how well we plan. It helps us narrow the field by identifying what pieces are missing and who missed them, allowing us to provide more specific training and resource allocation to training staff.



Vickey D. Williams, PhD(c)

Vickey D. Williams, PhD(c)

Assistant Vice President for Communications and Development

Vickey has a broad and varied background in public relations, social media marketing, journalism, communications, government relations, and event planning/management.  She spent more than ten years in the public and private sectors and served as a social media specialist before she joined Hinds County Human Resource Agency in 2022.

She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Southern University studying Public Policy and Urban Studies. She earned a Master’s Degree in Communications from the University of Arkansas, where she completed advanced studies in political communications, rhetorical criticism, and race & gender studies. She earned her Bachelor of Mass Communications from Jackson State University, where she also completed advanced studies in journalism and public relations.

Vickey is a  member of Lambda Phi Eta National Communications Association (Life Member), Phi Alpha Alpha-The Global Honor Society for Public Affairs & Administration, Thrive JSU, a Tiger Life Member of the Jackson State University National Alumni Association (JSUNAA), Vicksburg-Warren Chapter of JSUNAA, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Diversity Institute Multimedia Scholars Cohort, and a social justice advocate.

Her passion for community activism and social change is what motivates her to continue her career in non-profit.



Neshay Jackson

Neshay Jackson

Planning and Development Officer

Neshay Jackson is the Planning and Development Officer for Hinds County Human Resource Agency. She functions as the Volunteer Coordinator here at HCHRA. She received a Bachelor of Science in Social Services from Belhaven University, a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Belhaven University, and a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management from Belhaven University.

Jackson has a wealth of knowledge on agency development, human resources, and marketing, and she formerly served as chief fiscal officer for the Mississippi State Board of Contractors.

In her role as planning and development officer, she assists with grant writing, coordinating long-range strategic planning, and program development. She also oversees programs to ensure compliance with regulations, policies, and procedures.