St. Charles Parish Council pays tribute to Wendy Benedetto

Published 12:01 am Saturday, October 24, 2020

LULING — During an Oct. 19 Meeting, the St. Charles Parish Council honored former Councilwoman Wendy Benedetto for her dedication and service to the citizens of St. Charles Parish.

Benedetto has an extensive record as an elected official representing St. Charles Parish. She was first elected to the St. Charles Parish Council on October 20, 2007, as the District III Councilwoman and was re-elected to a second term on October 22, 2011. On October 24, 2015, she ran unopposed and was elected Councilwoman-At-Large, Division A and was re-elected in 2019.

Former Councilwoman Benedetto has served with three St. Charles Parish presidents and 22 fellow council members. She was part of the first Parish Council in the state to hold a female majority. Since holding office, she has been part of approximately $46 million of improvements to drainage, approximately $38 million to levee protection, and $5 million to recreation.

“I have served with Wendy longer than any other Councilman and I am so thankful we had eight years together. Wendy worked tirelessly for the people of St. Charles Parish and sacrificed so much. Wendy has a drive and determination to be admired. I enjoyed working with her and truly made a life-long friend.” said Councilwoman Julia Fisher-Perrier.

The St. Charles Parish Council would like to wish her and her family the best in all of their future endeavors.