Letters to Leaders


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

First and foremost, I want to take a moment to remember and honor the life of Pearl River Mayor David McQueen, who passed away Saturday, surrounded by his family. Mayor McQueen was an honorable man, who spent the last 35 years serving Pearl River as Mayor and Alderman. I will certainly miss his friendship, support and public service.

On Thursday, many of our Parish citizens will gather with their families for the first time in nearly two years to celebrate Thanksgiving. We are truly blessed and I am exceptionally thankful for my loving family, health, steadfast faith, and partnerships with each and every one of you, who help make St. Tammany Parish a desirable place to live and work. It is my sincere hope that your Thanksgiving be filled with compassion, joy, and above all else, gratitude.

My administration continues to focus on finding innovative, creative ways to pursue funding to better our community.

Crews are currently analyzing three ring levees in the Kingspoint and Oak Harbor subdivisions in the Slidell area, in an effort to lower the base flood elevations and reduce flood insurance rates. The work consists of performing surveys, cross sections and boring work, and you may see the activity in these neighborhoods.

Earlier this week, I announced that we have taken the next step to provide much-needed relief to the LA Hwy. 1077 corridor from I-12 to Hwy. 190 in the Goodbee area. With the results of a study, near-term and long-term recommendations were offered and we are actively pursuing funding to make the project a reality. You can access the study by clicking here.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families!

Thank you and stay safe!


Michael B. Cooper
Parish President


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