Gretchen Hirt Gendron, Director
The Jefferson Parish Public Information Office is a comprehensive information resource for citizens and visitors of Jefferson Parish where service to provide helpful information to the public is the mission and goal.
The Public Information Office distributes important notifications and news releases to the public and to media agencies, as well as provides media and public relations for local, national, and international media inquiries, in addition to managing the production and broadcast of Parish government access television. The Public Information Office also provides planning and research for special events, production of the Progressive Jefferson informational brochure (water bill inserts), and community and emergency bulletins of parish events, programs, services, departments, and agencies. The Public Information Office also produces Certificates of Merit and Proclamations and manages the homepage content of the Parish website, jeffparish.net.
The Public Information Office provides cost efficient, in-house video production and live-remote television production, videography, editing, and studio services for informational content on Jefferson Parish Government Access Television (JPTV).
The Jefferson Parish Public Information Office is a 2014 Bronze Telly Award winner for its production of the public service video ‘Jefferson Parish Mosquito Control’.
The Telly Awards receives an average of 13,000 video entries every year from TV stations, Ad agencies, Production companies, and Corporations from all over the world in a large variety of categories. It is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs.
JPTV is a 24-hour, government access, public information resource currently available in Jefferson Parish on Cox Communications Channel 6, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and streaming on jeffparish.net. JPTV is available on smart phone and hand-held devices with internet capability.
Jefferson Parish Council meetings are televised live from the East Bank and West Bank Council Chambers on all JPTV resources and are recorded for play-black on Monday and Wednesday at 1:00 pm and Thursday and Sunday at 7:00 pm.
To access JPTV live online or to watch any of our public service videos on-demand, click the JPTV logo on the homepage, jeffparish.net.
There is a choice of tabs: LIVE, PARISH COUNCIL, ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING, and BULLETINS.
- LIVE offers the programming currently televised.
- PARISH COUNCIL offers access to viewing previously recorded Parish Council meetings and a video archive of each agenda item, presentations, and public comments.
- ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING allows on-demand viewing of original content produced by the Public Information Office.
- The BULLETINS tab offers citizens and viewers immediate access to view pre-recorded emergency or urgent news conferences, specific events, important community information or notices.