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January 1, 2013
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JP President, Honorable John F. Young, Jr.
West Bank Location
General Government Building
200 Derbigny Street, 6th Floor
Gretna, LA 70053-5850
Office: 364-2703
Fax: 364-2828

 

EDUCATION:

Loyola University School of Law
Juris Doctor, May 1982

Loyola University
Bachelor of Public Administration, May 1979

 

EXPERIENCE:

Jefferson Parish President
October 13, 2010 - Present

Jefferson Parish Council
January 7, 2004 - October 13, 2010

Elected as Councilman-at-Large, Division A
Council Chairman 2004 - 2005; 2006-2007

Goals include economic development, improving education, fiscal responsibility and uniting Jefferson Parish.

District Attorney, Parish of Jefferson
February 1997 - January 2004

Assistant District Attorney, Chief of Administration and Chief of Parish Courts responsible for supervision of all personnel and financial aspects of the organization as well as prosecution of DWI, misdemeanor and traffic offenses parish-wide.

 

AWARDS:

Recipient, Victims & Citizens Against Crime, Inc. "The Award of Merit", June 27, 2013

Recipient, Court Appointed Special Advocates For Children's "Light of Hope Award", 2013

Recipient, Gambit Weekly's "Best Jefferson Parish Council Member Award", 2006

Recipient, Alliance For Good Government "Legislator of the Year Award", 2004

Recipient, Crimefighters "Outstanding Prosecutor Award", 2003

Recipient, Victims and Citizens Against Crime "Outstanding Prosecutor Award" 1998, 2001

 

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT:

Appointed by Governor Jindal to I-49 South Feasibility and Funding Task Force

Appointed by Governor Jindal to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

Chairman, New Orleans Regional Planning Commission, January 2012 - present

President, Jefferson Bar Association, January 2012 - present

Executive Board Member, Police Jury Association of LA - Region II, 2007 - present

Chairman, Governor's Vehicular Homicide - DWI Task Force 2001 - 2004

Vice-Chairman of Public Policy Committee, New Orleans Regional Chamber of Commerce 1999 - 2001

Board of Directors, New Orleans Regional Chamber of Commerce 1998 - 2000

Chairman, E.J. Council of the New Orleans Regional Chamber of Commerce 1998 - 1999

Member, NOAPAC 1996 - 2000

Chairman, Governmental Affairs Committee of E.J. Council Executive Committee 1996 - 1997

Fellow, Jefferson Chamber Leadership Institute 1995

Fellow, Loyola University Institute of Politics 1991

Board of Directors, St. Thomas Moore Catholic Lawyers Association Southeast Louisiana DWI Task Force

French-American Chamber of Commerce, Louisiana Chapter

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

Leadership Jefferson, Class of 2002
Louisiana State, Federal and National Law Bar Associations
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Defense Research Institute
Member, Board of Directors, St. Thomas Moore Catholic Lawyers Association, 2002 - 2004
SELA DWI Task Force
Louisiana District Attorneys Association
French-American Chamber of Commerce, Louisiana Chapter

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Co-Author Admiralty, Fifth Circuit Symposium, 34 Loyola Law Review 699, 1989
Author, The Seaman-Handling the Everyday Problems Before Litigation, 1988 River Industry Seminar

 

PERSONAL:

Graduated from DeLaSalle High School, New Orleans
Father of five sons
Life-long resident of Jefferson Parish

East Bank Location
Joseph S. Yenni Building
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., 10th Floor
Jefferson, LA 70123-2337
Office: 736-6405
Fax: 736-6638 
 
West Bank Location
General Government Building
200 Derbigny Street, 6th Floor
Gretna, LA 70053-5850
Office: 364-2703
Fax: 364-2828

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John Young, Parish President


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