Ecosystem and Coastal Management
Michelle Gonzales, Director
MISSION STATEMENT: To aid in the management and restoration of Jefferson Parish’s coastal resources through coordination with local, state, federal governments, and Non-governmental organization entities by reviewing proposed development; advocating for project funding; and educating stakeholders about regional ecosystem issues.
Jefferson Parish lies entirely within the Louisiana Coastal Zone established by the State and Local Coastal Resources Management Act of 1978 (Act 361). Because Jefferson Parish lies entirely within the Louisiana Coastal Zone the impact of the State's Coastal Zone Management Program is vitally important to the future of Jefferson Parish. In recognition of that