Congressional Record Vol. 169, No. 84
(Senate - May 18, 2023) PDF

  Mrs. HYDE-SMITH. Mr. President, I am pleased to commend Mr. 
Wade Litton of Greenwood, MS, for his service and contributions to the 
State of Mississippi while serving as the 87th president of Delta 

  Organized in 1935, Delta Council plays an important role in uniting 
agricultural, business, and economic development leadership to solve 
problems and promote greater opportunities in the Mississippi Delta 
region, which encompasses 19 counties in northwest Mississippi. Mr. 
Litton has worked tirelessly this year to advance the priorities of 
Delta Council, including healthcare, farm policy, economic development, 
flood control, and education. He is also the third generation of his 
family to serve as president of Delta Council.

  Mr. Litton is the chief executive officer of Wade, Inc., a fourth-
generation company that operates 14 John Deere dealerships in the 
Mississippi Delta. As a businessman, Mr. Litton and his company are at 
the forefront of evolving farm technology tools that enable producers 
to become more efficient and productive. Mr. Litton's priorities in 
leading Delta Council have been to continue the work of the 
organization and to build stronger relationships with the people of the 
Delta to help improve the economy and quality of life for all citizens. 
He is deeply involved in industrial and community development, 
including the Delta Strong regional economic development association. 
Mr. Litton assumed the role of Delta Council president during 
unprecedented times characterized by rising inflation, rural healthcare 
disruptions, the after effects of the global coronavirus pandemic, and 
a multitude of other challenges. Wade Litton has been a steady and calm 
leader over this past year and has contributed his vast knowledge and 
service to many critical issues during his tenure as president.

  Outside of his time spent running his business and serving Delta 
Council, Mr. Litton contributes his time to many other important 
organizations. He serves as a commissioner for Greenwood Utilities, a 
member of the Young Presidents' Organization, and is involved with the 
Greenwood-Leflore Chamber of Commerce, the Greenwood United Way, the 
Boys and Girls Club of Leflore County, the Agribusiness Industry 
Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and the Greenwood 
Rotary Club. He is also a youth soccer and baseball coach. Mr. Litton, 
his wife Meagan, and his three children Kennan, Robert, and Elizabeth 
are members of the First Presbyterian Church, where he serves as an 

  It is my pleasure to join the citizens of the great State of 
Mississippi in expressing our appreciation and gratitude to Mr. Wade 
Litton and in sharing these good wishes with his family. His
years of service and leadership have undoubtedly contributed to the 
overall success of this highly respected 88-year-old organization, 
Delta Council.