METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - The former Jefferson Parish COO has announced her candidacy for the Jefferson Parish Council District 5 seat.
Jennifer Van Vrancken made the announcement Tuesday night at the Balcony Ballroom.
Van Vrancken joined Parish President John Young's administration in 2010 and was promoted twice, becoming the parish's first female chief operating officer. As COO, she oversaw 3,000 employees, 35 parish departments and a $580 million budget. She also served as the Parish President's liaison to Jefferson Chamber, JEDCO, Film Industry and East Jefferson civic associations.