According to Hooker, he received this position through a three-year commitment that he had with the administration.
"I was first nominated for leadership. I was the secretary, treasurer, then I was voted on to be vice president and last summer at an annual County Administrator Convention, I was nominated for presidency for 2013-2014.”
Hooker is a longtime resident of Cleveland and a five-year employee of the county.
He said that his new position would aid him in becoming a better County Administrator.
"It's been a learning experience and I think that it benefits my personal development in the role that I have served in the leadership capacity so far," said Hooker.
"I think that being able to have dialogue with other administrators across the state personally helps me to transcend and in turn help me to become a better administrator for Bolivar County," he added.
According to Hooker, as president, he is to preside over other administrators and set the agenda for the MACAC.
"Whenever you are selected for leadership by your fellow peers it is definitely an honor. Right now we are doing some things to try to make the county's administration more technologically advance—this is one of the major commitments that I have made while serving as president," said Hooker.
"I have been having a few conference calls with other offices within the association. We are looking for ways to help assist administrators in their everyday duties. We are also working closely with the Mississippi Extension Service to provide certain resources for personal development," he added.
The Mississippi Association of County Administrators and Comptrollers was established in 1995 with only 13 members.
The Association has grown to a membership of 102. The meetings are not only attended by the members, but also Chancery Clerks, Supervisors, and other officials because of the important information provided that is vital to county government.