Seven weeks before Hurricane Katrina hit, Brent Warr was elected Mayor of Gulfport, Mississippi. After the devastation of the hurricane, he immediately started planning for the city’s recovery. When residents and officials of San Bernardino County, California, presented Gulfport with generous contributions for rebuilding efforts, Brent Warr expressed his gratitude at a ceremony attended by the Mayor of Ontario and the San Bernardino County Supervisor.
As an advocate for those who have experienced man-made and natural disasters, Brent Warr possesses extensive knowledge in preparing for disasters as well as response and recovery techniques. He acted as a key figure in the development and implementation of a system devised to guard Mississippi’s and Louisiana’s marshes and wetlands during the BP oil spill. Brent Warr has spoken on disaster preparedness all over the country.
Brent Warr also serves as principal of Warr Properties, a real estate investment firm founded by his father, where he works to redevelop properties in the residential, warehouse, and commercial sectors. In addition, Brent Warr often redevelops historic properties and invests in raw land. In his real estate endeavors, he handles all phases of the transactions, from obtaining financing to negotiating leases.
Brent Warr enjoys a host of personal interests, including hunting, fishing, golfing, and music. He spends as much time as possible with his family and is a member of the First Baptist Church of Gulfport, Mississippi. As a member of the Board of Directors for the Gulf Coast Community Ministries, Brent Warr participates in this organization that provides services, including a food pantry, Rental assistance, English as a second language courses, and a free medical clinic, to the underserved in the Gulf Coast area. In addition to his charitable work with Gulf Coast Community Ministries, Brent Warr previously served as Board President for the American Heart Association, Inc. and President of the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce.