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Water - Utility Billing Staff

Cheree’ Davis - Utility Billing Project Manager

Cheree’ Davis earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Management Information Systems and a Master of Business Administration from William Carey College.

Cheree’ has been with the City since February 2003 and has worked with the City of Gulfport Administration, Council and Directors in developing positive changes in Utility Billing and Meter Reading Services. Cheree’ supervises employees and department supervisors, as well as communicates recommendations to the Comptroller, Administration, and Council. She has implemented positive changes within the department.

Successful projects for the City of Gulfport completed:

  • Cycle Billing to balance the workload and inform customers of leaks in advance
  • Implementation of electronic drive-by reading for electronic transmission of meter readings to billing software
  • Lockbox Mail System added for more accurate payment processing
  • Improved Customer Service through customer service training workshops and a new user-friendly, phone system
  • Currently working with the IT Dept. to add automated methods of payment and billing such as, pay by phone and ebilling

The department has maintained a 98% collections rate as a result of the changes set forth, passing the city’s benchmark requirements 100%.

Prior to working for City, Cheree’ was employed by The Diamondhead Water and Sewer District (Municipality) for ten years. Cheree’ served as a member of The Diamondhead Business and Professional Association, and as a volunteer, religious education instructor for St. Williams Catholic Church.

Cheree’ Davis
Phone (228) 868-5720 ext. 6612
Fax (228) 868-5722
Email: utilitybilling@gulfport-ms.gov


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