Parish President

A Message from the Parish President

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2022

    Good afternoon,

    Throughout my tenure as Parish President, transparency, accountability and availability have been ideals that my administration has placed on the forefront.

    We work tirelessly to answer the calls for information and remain diligent in gathering the facts. This is why I have scheduled an informational meeting for our residents to learn about Risk Rating 2.0 and its impacts on flood insurance rates directly from a FEMA representative.

    My administration has been demanding information and a delay to the implementation of the program, which could skyrocket flood insurance rates for some throughout our parish.  I highly encourage residents to be in attendance on Wednesday, June 15 at 3 p.m. in the St. Tammany Parish Council

    Chambers.  The meeting will also be live-streamed on STPG-TV and the St. Tammany Parish Government Facebook page. 

    Dozens of questions were submitted in advance. Please encourage your neighbors, friends and family to attend or tune in to demand accountability and answers from FEMA.

    Last week, I joined lawmakers and other coastal Parish Presidents in Washington, D.C. to sit down with Senator John Kennedy in his office, to discuss more funding for the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA).

    Currently, we have millions of dollars invested in several projects parish-wide to improve our coastal restoration and protection including, near the Madisonville Lighthouse, Lock No. 1 in Pearl River and Fritchie Marsh in Slidell.

    If you would like more information about GOMESA visit


    Michael B. Cooper
    Parish President

    Written on Wednesday, 15 June 2022 14:37


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