The Parish President is the chief executive officer of the Parish Government and shall exercise general executive and administrative authority over all departments, offices and agencies of the Parish Government. Parish Administration is responsible for the overall supervision of all parish programs and the execution of parish policies as set forth by the Home Rule Charter and Parish Council. This department handles purchasing and the administration of all contracts, agreements and negotiations for the Parish Council.
In addition to the oversight of operations and in coordination with the Finance Director, the Administration properly processes and records all financial transactions that occur within the department along with those in the parish's component units, invest available monies in legally approved investments backed by the full faith and credit of the United States of America, prepare the Annual Budget and monthly in-house financial statements on all operational funds and perform payroll functions including filing of all applicable payroll taxes and retirement reports.
The Administration and in coordination with the Council Clerk, is responsible for the transcription and indexing of all Parish Council meetings, preparation of agendas, ordinances, resolutions, and correspondence associated with Parish Council action.
Other activities directly under the supervision of the Administration include but are not limited to:
- Mosquito and Animal Control Programs
- Public Works
- Solid Waste
- Voting Precincts