Council At-Large Division A
Honorable Ricky J. Templet
In October 2019, Ricky Templet qualified and ultimately ran unopposed for the Council At-Large Division A office. Councilman Templet will begin his term as the Jefferson Parish Council Chairman. Prior to being elected to the Council At-Large Division A office, Councilman Templet served on the Jefferson Parish Council representing District 1 for eight years. As District 1 Councilman, he was a champion of coastal efforts, beautification, quality of life initiatives and economic development. These efforts included tidal levees in Lafitte, Barataria and Crown Point, the FiFi Island Restoration Project, the Barataria Bay Marsh Recreation Project, which created 14 miles of ridge and marsh, and the Grand Isle rock jetty project which provides wave protection. Councilman Templet also worked closely in developing the Terrytown Housing Stock Revitalization Project.
Prior to serving on the Jefferson Parish Council, Councilman Templet served as State Representative of District 85 from 2008 through 2011. As State Representative, he served on the Ways and Means, Criminal Justice and Judiciary Committees, as well as the Joint Committee on Capital Outlay. Councilman Templet authored and co-authored many pieces of legislation including laws to stiffen penalties for child predators and sex offenders. Additionally, he introduced legislation for the unlawful production, manufacturing, distribution or possession of prohibited plants and the addition of certain synthetic and hallucinogenic substances, including bath salts and synthetic marijuana, to the list of Controlled Dangerous Substances.
In 2001, Councilman Templet was elected to the Council for the City of Gretna. He represented the residents of Gretna’s District 4 through 2007. In 2005, as a result of his public service during Hurricane Katrina, Councilman Templet was awarded the Arkansas National Guard Diamond Award and recognized in Who’s Who.
Councilman Templet is a founding member and past president of the Gretna Economic Development Association and a Founder and Chairman of the Gretna Heritage Festival. Councilman Templet serves on the board of the Coastal Conservation Society and the Ducks Unlimited Westbank Chapter. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus 1905, the Westbank Rotary Club, the Gretna Sportsman Club and the Gretna Historical Society.
Councilman Templet is a successful businessman who owns and operates a catering business along with investments in other business ventures. He resides in the City of Gretna with his wife and two children and their family was certified as a foster family for the State of Louisiana in 2005.
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Ricky J. Templet, Councilman-at-Large, Division A
Brett Lawson, Chief of Staff Division A