Our Mission

Introduce Jeff Davis Parish to prospective clients, assist our existing businesses to grow, utilize our resources to expand economic diversity, and create local quality jobs for our citizens.

Economic Development is funded through the City of Jennings, the Towns of Lake Arthur and Welsh and the Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury through the Jeff Davis Parish Landfill Commission.

Creed M. Romano
Creed M. Romano
President & CEO
[email protected]

Creed directs the offices of Economic Development & Film, Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission and Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce.

Alliances

Building a Better Louisiana Together

The office has alliances with the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, One Acadiana, Acadiana Regional Alliance, Imperial Calcasieu Planning Agency, and the Louisiana Department of Economic Development, Agriculture and Forestry, Natural Resources and Transportation and Development and the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana.

Leadership

Economic Development Commission Boards

The Jeff Davis Parish Economic Development Commission’s board of directors are volunteers, dedicated ambassadors for our parish and innovative, forward thinking individuals serving the communities they represent.

Economic Development Board

Ronald “Ronnie” Petree
Chairman
Town of Welsh

Joel Oustalet
Board Member
Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission

Jay Theunissen
Secretary/Treasurer
City of Jennings

Marilyn Watkins
Board Member
Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission

Stephen “Tony” Hulsey
Vice-Chairman
City of Jennings

Michael Heinen
Board Member
Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission

Beau Hearod
Board Member
City of Jennings

Economic Development Advisory Board

Charlie Butler
Board Member
AHERN

Jimmy Cormier
Board Member
Pro-Property

Tom Couste
Board Member
Jesco

Jim Wright
Board Member
Preferred Living

Dr. Shane Fontenot
Board Member
Advanced Family Eyecare

Pat Hanley, Jr.
Board Member
Pat’s Electrical Service

Former Senator Jerry Theunissen
Board Member
Jeff Davis Parish

Will Guinn
Board Member
Rock Solid Materials, LLC

Jeff Davis Parish Industrial Board

Ronald “Ronnie” Petree
President
Town of Welsh

Timothy Guinn
Vice-President
City of Jennings

Mike Moreau
Board Member
Lacassine

Sheriff Ivy Woods
Board Member

Former Senator Jerry Theunissen
Board Member

Rebecca Gary
Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury
Secretary-Treasurer

Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury

Steve Eastman
President
Jennings
District 7

Curt Guillory
Vice President
Elton
District 9

Donald Woods
Lake Arthur
District 1

John Marceaux
Lake Arthur
District 2

Marcus Peterson
Jennings
District 3

Kori Myers
Jennings
District 4

Tim McKnight
Jennings
District 5

Melvin Adams
Jennings
District 6

Wayne Fruge
Hathaway/Jennings
District 8

Curt Guillory
Elton
District 9

Byron Buller
Fenton/Topsy/Kinder
District 10

Butch Lafargue
Welsh
District 11

Owen Cormier
Roanoke/Welsh
District 12

Chad Talbot
Lacassine
District 13

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Last Resort 15th Annual Custom Car and Truck Show 2021! #jeffdavisparish Only In Louisiana Louisiana Travel https://t.co/jmVp7IgCIx JeffDavisParish photo
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Today's #foodiefriday features Darrell's of Jennings. Serving the famous 'Darrell's Special", along with other specialty sandwiches, and seasonal boiled seafood! @LouisianaTravel #eatlocal #jeffdavisparish https://t.co/92QRUKW2cf JeffDavisParish photo
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ABOB's Movie Night at The Strand! Saturday, October 16th- "The Addams Family" (2019) Sponsored by: Daniel Sparks Law Firm, LLC. Tickets $3, 12 and under FREE! Doors open at 5pm, movie at 6pm. For more info, call 337-821-5509 #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana Louisiana Travel https://t.co/xivZgg5LNE JeffDavisParish photo
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Get your little's ready with their costumes.. Boo on the Avenue is coming to Lake Arthur on Halloween! #jeffdavisparish #onlyinlouisiana #louisianatravel https://t.co/Q98t7oiyb0 JeffDavisParish photo
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Registration is open for the annual Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble Fundraiser! Friday, Oct.15th at the Jennings Golf Course! Contact Linda to register your team or for more info! 337-824-0933 https://t.co/kOaJyIzrX9 JeffDavisParish photo
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CLUE on Stage at the Strand! Performances on Oct.2th,3th, 9th and 10th! Get your tickets today by calling 337-821-5509 Only In Louisiana Louisiana Travel https://t.co/Dh9eqPKGVA JeffDavisParish photo