METAIRIE – The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce will host the Jefferson Mayoral Luncheon, presented by USI Insurance Services, at noon on Thursday, July 21 at Metairie Country Club. This event serves as a unique networking opportunity for business locals to hear from Mayors and leaders in each municipality on the progress being made in their respective areas.
The 2022 Mayoral Luncheon panel discussion will feature Mayor Tim Baudier (Harahan), Mayor Rob Billiot (Westwego), Mayor David Camardelle (Grand Isle), Mayor Belinda Constant (Gretna), Mayor Timothy Kerner Jr. (Jean Lafitte) and Chief of Police Keith Conley (Kenner). The panel will be asked a series of questions ranging from progress being made in their areas to improvements to come. More than 200 business professionals will be in attendance.
Jerry Bologna, President & CEO of the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO), will moderate the panel.
Registration and networking will commence at 11:30 am, followed by the luncheon and panel at noon. Individual member tickets can be purchased for $75 and prospective member tickets are $125.
Baudier previously served on the Harahan City Council for ten years and has been a successful business owner for 32 years. He has also served as a member of the Harahan Police Department Advisory Committee and the Harahan Fire Department Advisory Committee.
Billiot is a life-long resident of the City of Westwego and is now serving his sixth term. His first five terms spanned from 1989-2008 until he was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives where he served three terms in the house until 2020.
Camardelle was elected in November 1996 and has been president of the Grand Isle Independent Levee Board since 1992. He is also part of the Louisiana Community Development Authority (LCDA) where he has been an Executive Board Member since 2013. Camardelle also holds membership with the American Bankers Association, Louisiana Recreation & Parks Association, Louisiana Realtors Association and the Louisiana Shrimp Association.
Constant became Mayor of Gretna in July 2013 after enjoying a career in the Louisiana court system as a court reporter, educator and leader of alternative sentencing programs. In 2016, she began serving as the Co-chair of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI) – a group of more than 80 mayors along all 10 states of the Mississippi River’s main stem.
An attorney and realtor by trade, Kerner was elected Mayor of the Town of Jean Lafitte in July 2020 and also serves as President of the Lafitte Area Independent Levee District. Before becoming Mayor, Tim worked as a prosecutor for the 24th Judicial District and worked as a staffer in the Jefferson Parish President’s Office.
Conley was inaugurated as Kenner’s Chief of Police on July 1, 2022 and served as a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputy from 1982-2003 as part of the Special Investigations, Vice Squad and Narcotics Divisions. He rose to Seargeant during his 21-year career with the Jefferson Parish Sherriff’s Office. Most recently, Conley served as Chief Operating Officer for Jefferson Parish from 2016-19 before he was elected as Councilman-At-Large Division A for Jefferson Parish where he served until 2020.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit jeffersonchamber.org or contact Caroline Starlight at (504) 835-3880 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Media interested in attending must contact Adam Miller at email@example.com or by calling 504-835-3880.
Proceeds from the event support the business organization’s efforts in public policy advocacy and quality of life initiatives.
About the Jefferson Chamber:
The Jefferson Chamber celebrates its 25th year as a leading voice for Jefferson Parish’s business community in 2022. As a non-profit, membership-driven organization, the Chamber is an effective advocate for small and large businesses at the local, state and federal levels. The Chamber’s mission is to work for the advancement of the business community; to enhance the economic, civic and cultural environment; and to improve the quality of life in Jefferson Parish. The Jefferson Chamber is Five-Star Accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was awarded the 2013, 2015, and 2019 Chamber of the Year Award by the Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives in the Large Chamber Category.