General Membership Meeting- St. John the Baptist Parish
President, St. John the Baptist parish Board Member, Louisiana State Licensing Board of Contractors
Jaclyn Hotard spent the past 16 years on the St. John Parish Council becoming Parish President in 2020. During her campaign, Hotard stressed easing red tape for small businesses. She also said she’d work to improve internal drainage in the parish. “We all know the levee is being built; however, after personally rescuing residents from floodwater I know firsthand that our drainage issues are serious and two-fold. We must ensure that our inland drainage arteries are maintained to protect our residents and their property,” Hotard said.
Chief Building Officer, South Central Planning and Development Commission Vice President, International Code Council
Michael Wich is an experienced Building Official and Building Safety expert with a demonstrated history of working in the government relations industry. He is skilled in Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, and Electrical code development and application with a focus on achieving a safe, sustainable, and resilient built environment while paying attention to affordability. He is a strong engineering professional with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) focused on Mechanical Engineering from LSU.
Director BuildStrong Academy, Kenner
Leigh is the director of the BuildStrong Academy offering free residential trade certification training to residents in our community. BuildStrong isd funded by a grant from the Drew Brees Dream Foundation and uses Department of Labor approved certification curricula from the Home Builders Institute which trains over 6,000 young men and women every year. BuildStrong’s workforce training initiative came to GNO in March with the opening of their new campus on Williams Blvd. in Kenner.