Press Releases

JEFFERSON PARISH PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY, MARCH 13 AT 4:30PM

JEFFERSON, LA – Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng will hold a press conference today at 4:30 p.m., to provide an update on COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus.

President Cynthia Lee Sheng Announces Jefferson Parish Department of Community Development Sub-Recipient Funding Opportunities for Nonprofit Organizations

President Cynthia Lee Sheng is pleased to announce that the Jefferson Parish Department of Community Development is currently accepting sub-recipient applications from nonprofit organizations for the 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Emergency Solution Grant (HESG) programs.

Adjudicated Property Auction to be Held Online on Sat. March 14th In-Person Auction Canceled due to COVID-19 Concerns

JEFFERSON, LA – The Jefferson Parish Adjudicated real estate auction, scheduled for this Saturday, March 14, 2020, has been moved online to www.JeffersonParishAuction.com.

JEFFERSON PARISH DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

JEFFERSON, LA – Today, Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng has declared a state of emergency to timely and effectively meet the needs of the community during the current COVID-19 outbreak.

LAFRENIERE LIVE! SPRING CONCERT SERIES ANNOUNCES 2020 LINEUP

JEFFERSON, LA – Lafreniere Live! Spring concert series returns on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Organizers announced the lineup of local favorites music lovers can expect this upcoming season: March 12th – Contraflow, March 19th – Louisiana Spice, March 26th – Lost in the Sixties, April 2nd – Julio y Cesar and April 16th– Mia Borders.

Jefferson Parish Hosts Public Meeting on FEMA-Approved Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan

JEFFERSON, LA – Jefferson Parish and its incorporated municipalities (Grand Isle, Gretna, Harahan, Jean Lafitte, Kenner, and Westwego) have worked together to update the Parish's multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan which is required by FEMA every five years.

THE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CONFIRMS FIRST PRESUMPTIVE POSITIVE CASE OF COVID-19 IN JEFFERSON PARISH

JEFFERSON, LA – On Monday, March 9, 2020, the Louisiana Department of Health reported Louisiana’s first presumptive positive case of COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, a Jefferson Parish resident who is hospitalized in Orleans Parish.

1,000 TREES PLANTED ALONG GOOSE BAYOU IN LAFITTE TO HELP WITH COASTAL EROSION

JEFFERSON, LA – On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, Jefferson Parish partnered with Jefferson Beautification Inc. to plant approximately 1,000 Bald Cypress trees in the Barataria Basin.

LANE CLOSURE: LABARRE ROAD AT AIRLINE DRIVE

JEFFERSON, LA – Starting on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., the southbound right turn lane on Labarre Rd. in Metairie will be closed.

JEFFERSON PARISH COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES AGREEMENT FOR LCMC HEALTH TO ACQUIRE EAST JEFFERSON GENERAL HOSPITAL

JEFFERSON, LA – The Jefferson Parish Council has unanimously approved an agreement for LCMC Health to acquire East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH). LCMC Health and EJGH recently reached a definitive agreement for LCMC Health to acquire the hospital, which was approved by both organizations’ Boards of Trustees.

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