Name: Kevin Day

Title: Planning Designer

Office: Jackson, MS

Tell us about yourself!
I’m a Jackson native married to an amazing woman who still laughs at my quirky sense of humor. We are fortunate to live in the Fondren district of Jackson. It’s is a great neighborhood with wonderful neighbors. Ours’ is a full house with two dogs, two very loud parakeets, and a cat who thinks he’s a dog.

My interests run the gamut. I am fascinated and curious about how things work and how they’re built. I love reading, growing vegetables, cooking, building, creating, and traveling.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
That would be 2026, and I should be about one year into semiretirement. I think volunteering with community service organizations by doing hands-on work(building, cleaning, and fixing stuff) and maybe experimenting with hydroponics or vertical gardening. I’m definitely spending more time biking and less driving. Also, see myself learning to work on large-scale art pieces and take up welding. And reading the top 100 books everyone should read.

What do you like most about your job?
I love working with very talented people who have a shared vision of helping communities.

Your top 3 most-used apps:
Apple News
Apple Podcasts (TED Radio Hour, The Knowledge Project)
YouTube (Undecided with Matt Ferrell) and YouTube Music (music from all corners of the world).

That one song that’s the soundtrack to your life:
The driving energy of ‘A Long Way Home’ by Gareth Emery

What are you currently binge-watching?
The Expanse, the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and a slew of foreign films.