Kev Brown is a Community Advocate in Southwest Ms. He is the founder of Gertrude’s Garden, a community garden, and author of “I Live On A Street Named St. Augustine.” 

Kev hosts “Community Matters’’ a weekday radio show on WAZA 107.7 FM, operates a blog, “KevBrown360,” and manages social media platforms for several clients. He has been instrumental in shaping a new community narrative and developing community initiatives throughout Pike County and beyond. Mr. Brown has received numerous awards throughout his military and civilian career.

Kev Brown served 21 years in the United States Air Force and has served in numerous stateside and overseas locations. His diverse and expanded worldview of community topics offers a broad perspective for a wide spectrum of audiences.

Kev Brown is a Louisiana native and resident of Mccomb, Mississippi. Mr. Brown moved to Mccomb in 2018. He continually works to establish local community relationships to build upon foundational and established efforts that have benefited the city of Mccomb and beyond. 

Kev serves on the boards of the Black History Gallery, Mccomb Main Street Association, Pike School of Art-Mississippi, and Southwest Mississippi Multiplex for Early Innovative Intervention Studies. Mr. Brown works with organizations to find common ground in accessing and promoting positive programming and opportunities for local community youth. 

Kev is the founder of Gertrude’s Garden, a Burglund community garden that serves as educational and social programming. The garden’s operations are co-sponsored by several organizations, with Kingdom Outreach Ministry serving as the lead programming organization. 

Mr. Brown started Y.U.N.G. Citizens (youth undertaking new goals) as a social vehicle to offer youth exposure to opportunities to see themselves as decision-makers and agents of positive change in their communities. The YungCitizens ethos is to “engage, educate, empower.” Y.C. also focuses on literacy via micro-libraries and offers youth reading incentives in Pike and Franklin County. He is a father of two daughters and enjoys reading and vacationing with his daughters.