Remondet running for Council District 2

Published 12:04 am Saturday, September 12, 2015

LAPLACE — Julia Remondet, a lifelong resident of Reserve, announced her candidacy for Council District 2 in St. John the Baptist Parish.

Julia Remondet

Julia Remondet

Julia has been married to Timothy Remondet for 29 years and combined they have four adult children and seven grandchildren.

Remondet retired from St. John the Baptist Parish Government after 23 years of service, where she worked as Economic Development Director since 2000.

Remondet said she is proud to have been part of a team that worked closely with local Veterans on a letter writing campaign, with the Department of Veterans Affairs and Governor’s Office to secure the $18 million Veterans Home in St. John, which houses 150 veterans.

After Hurricane Katrina, Remondet said she was instrumental in relocating Baumer Foods, the maker of Crystal Hot Sauce and NATCO Food Services both originally from New Orleans.

As Director, Remondet said she was responsible for recruiting new businesses and working to retain existing business in the Parish, she also worked with the Port of South Louisiana in securing businesses within the Port district, along with working to enhance the development of the community.

Remondet has 23 years. of experience in community relations, area job fairs and industry specific events. She is a co-founder of the St. John Interagency Council, St. John Business Association and a former charter member of the River Parishes Chamber of Commerce.

She was a member of the Workforce Investment Board for 15 years and has 10 years experience as a member of the River Parishes Technical College Advisory Board.

Remondet said she established the return of the Parish Andouille Festival in 1994 and worked with community organizations through 2012 to ensure its continued growth. She was a board member of St. John United Way for 25 years.

Currently, Remondet is a member of the River Parishes Community Development Corporation, Godchaux-Reserve House Historical Society and the River Parishes Education Initiatives Foundation.

Remondet plans to focus on District drainage, water system issues, roads and a renewed effort to work with the railroads to address cleaning culverts and rail crossings. She will also work with all Parish officials to secure a much needed levee system for the Parish.

“I look forward to being the voice of the people of District 2 and ensure they receive the best quality services,” she said.

“I plan to work with fellow Council members and the administration as a team to move our Parish forward.”