Our Vision is a healthy, sustainable community where everyone lives, works, and thrives.

The East Biloxi Community Collaborative (EBCC) is the first effort to align East Biloxi’s community service and advocacy organizations around a set of common goals. The Mission of the East Biloxi Community Collaborative is to create a healthy, vibrant and sustainable East Biloxi for all children and families by working together to develop a better place to live, work and play. We are doing this through partnerships with civic, government, education and religious organizations.

Monthly Meetings

Committee Meeting Dates:
First Wednesday of each month (except holidays)11:00amEBCC Monthly Meeting Dates:Every second Tuesday of each month (except holidays)
Hancock Bank
Community Room- Second floor
888 Howard Ave, Biloxi, MS 39530

  *Participants must park in church lot behind the bank building. Please DO NOT park in bank lot.

This collaborative is funded by the W.K.Kellogg Foundation.

Allytra Perryman

Program Director

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Allytra Perryman is the Program Director for the East Biloxi Community Collabrative (EBCC). The mission of the EBCC is to create a healthy, vibrant and sustainable East Biloxi for families. In this role, Allytra manages and implements activities and programs defined in the EBCC strategic plan. Allytra has a long history of working toward social and economic justice on the Gulf Coast. She previously worked to ensure diversity for corporate clients and coordinated volunteers for large outreach events aimed at amplifying the role of the citizen in community planning. Allytra is actively involved in a wide variety of organizations, including the Biloxi NAACP, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Coast Wide Martin Luther King Jr. committee and the Gulf Coast Regenesis Coalition. Allytra is a member of the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries, South Mississippi Housing and Development Corp. and serves as the Harrison County Commissioner on the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII Board. Allytra is the proud mother of two daughters.

Angela Griffin


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Mrs. Angela Griffin is a resident of Biloxi, Mississippi and married to Michael Griffin, Owner of Griffin Construction. Their daughter, Miesha Griffin and grand-daughter, Zoe Griffin reside in Biloxi. Ms. Griffin is a member of Greater St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church, Biloxi.

Mrs. Griffin currently contracts with Jobs for Mississippi Graduates as a Career Navigator. She is a retiree from the Department of Mental Health after completing 28 years of service as Director of Quality Management with South Mississippi Regional Center, Long Beach, Mississippi. Mrs. Griffin began her career in 1980 as a Substance Abuse Counselor with Community Action Against Addiction, Cleveland, Ohio. From 1983 to 1988, she was employed with Region XV Mental Health Center as Developmental Disabilities Planner serving Yazoo and Warren counties. In 1993, Mrs. Griffin received the honor of being selected by the Governor of Mississippi to attend and graduate from the John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Public Service at Mississippi State University. The John C. Stennis Institute of Government conducts studies on the effects of change in state law and provides technical assistance and consultation to local government entities and community leaders relevant to economic and community development.

Mrs. Griffin received a Bachelor of Social Science degree from Alcorn State University with an emphasis in Social Worker. She graduated with a Master degree in Vocational Rehabilitation from Jackson State University and post-graduate from Strayer University in Healthcare Administration. She is a Certified Public Manager (CPM) and Certified Mental Retardation Therapist (CMRT) with the State of Mississippi.

Mrs. Griffin’s professional and civic affiliations include the Mississippi Certified Public Managers, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, State Executive Development Institute, NAACP, past Mentor with Back Bay Mission and charter member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Gulfport.

Jakavious Pickett


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Jakavious Terrell Pickett is a native of Crystal Springs, MS and he is married to Natasha Pickett.  Together Natasha and Jakavious have two children, Shae and Jaquille.  He serves as the Sr. Pastor of Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Church of Biloxi, MS where he was installed by Bishop L. Lawrence Brandon in January 2015.  After forming New Birth Full Gospel Baptist Church of Biloxi in May of 2013, Jakavious was led by the Holy Spirit to transition his ministry into Praise Temple of Biloxi.  He is a member of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship where he has served in numerous positions to include the Mississippi State Director of Christian Education for Youth, District Youth Director, District Young Adult Director, and 1st Assistant to the Regional Director of Young Adult Ministry, and more currently 1st Assistant to the District Overseer for the Southern District of Mississippi.

Pastor Pickett is the Founder of the F.R.E.E. Foundation in which he founded along with his wife Natasha in 2007.  The F.R.E.E. Foundation was establish to provide a first class ministry to youth in rural areas across the entire state of Mississippi.  He sits on several Executive Boards in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area to include the Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition, the East Biloxi Community Collaborative, Feeding the Gulf Coast, and the Coast Young Professionals (CYP).  Pastor Pickett serves as Chair elect of the Coast Young Professionals and he is schedule to be Chairman of the Board for the 2018 session of CYP.  He also has recently been appointed to the Board of Trustees for Leadership Gulf Coast which specializes in bringing together business leaders and community leaders who have been called to making the Mississippi Gulf Coast a greater place to live.

In 2016, Pastor Pickett graduated from Leadership Gulf Coast and he is also a 2016 recipient of the One Coast Award for the Top 10 Under 40 on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  Pastor Pickett honors the call and position that God has blessed him to have along the coast because he has to opportunity to affect change not just in the spiritual realm but in the natural.  He considers himself to be a bridge that is bringing together the church and the business community to cause change in South Mississippi.  It is his desire to be a pillar in the community and the society in which he serves in order to see it become a productive place by empowering those in his presence to pursue their destiny.