• 101 N. Natchez St. Kosciusko, MS 39090
  • (662) 289-2981

Our Team

Kel McDowell
Kel McDowell originally hails from Gainesboro, Tennessee. With his roots and background, he has a sincere appreciation for efforts that lead to the empowerment of communities in the Southeastern US. Previously, he has worked, in different capacities, with the New Energy & Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, & Industry (METI); Major League Baseball Advanced Media; and Mt. Airy, USA, a community development corporation (CDC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kel is a member of Friends of the Attala County Library, Rotary Club of Kosciusko, and Attala County Forestry Association. He serves on the Board of Directors for both the Oprah Winfrey Boys & Girls Club of Kosciusko/Attala County and the Kosciusko Attala Community Foundation. After receiving a B.A. from George Washington University, Kel earned his Master of Public Administration with a certificate in Economic Development & Growth from the University of Pennsylvania.
G.G. Holmes
Director of Community Development & Partnerships
G.G. Holmes serves as the Director of Community Development & Partnerships for the Kosciusko Attala Partnership. She is responsible for activities, upkeep, and vitality of the historic district as well as the community. Prior to her current role, G.G. owned a retail store in the historic district, bringing her knowledge of the business to her current position which she has held since 2013. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi.
Pati Edwards
Operations & Special Events Coordinator
Pati Edwards, a Kosciusko native, is the KAP Coordinator of Operations & Special Events. In addition to logistics, bookkeeping, and a myriad of operational responsibilities, Pati spearheads the annual Natchez Trace Festival and Central Mississippi Fair. She coordinates the Kosciusko Soccer Association for the Youth (KSAY), a community youth program with which she has been involved for over twenty years. Pati and her husband John Allen Edwards are heavily involved parents and grandparents.
Jon Eric Burrell
Outreach, Multimedia, & Promotions Fellow
Jon Eric Burrell joined KAP in January 2016. In his role, he assists with a multitude of projects, including the organization's websites and social media. He attends Holmes Community College in Goodman, where he majors in business with a focus in marketing. Jon Eric intends to continue his studies at Delta State University.