Operations: Public Works

workersThe Department of Operations is headed by the Operations Director who is appointed by the Parish President with the approval of the Parish Council. The duties of the Operations Director include:

Administers the operations and maintenance of community services, including but not limited to the Parish courthouse/building maintenance, libraries, adult detention center, board of health facilities, and other public buildings owned and/or operated by the Parish Council.

Administers the operations and maintenance of utility facilities, parish roads and bridges, water and gas systems, drainage facilities, recreation facilities, and solid waste disposal facilities and contracts. 

Supervises and administers the Parish Planning, Coastal Zone, Engineering, and GIS Programs.

With a workforce of over 100 employees, the Department of Operations is the principle department in charge of the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the Parish’s infrastructures. This workforce of well-trained men and women insure a smooth and safe operation of the Parish’s many facilities and services.

During emergencies and natural disasters, emphasis moves from maintenance to emergency measures directed to saving lives and property. With an impressive fleet of vehicles and light and heavy equipment of over 140 pieces, the Department of Operations stands ready to meet the many challenges and ever changing incidents that face this Parish each and every day. The Department of Operations’ motto is "Together we can do it better than anyone else"

For tree limb pick-up, please call (225) 562-2286. 

June 14, 2016 East Bank Drainage Presentation 

Blaise Gravois 
Director of Operations
P. O. Box 106, Convent, LA 70723
Phone:(225) 562-2286
Fax: (225) 562-2279

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Field Hours of Operations:
Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Coastal Zone Management
Courthouse/Building Management
Planning Commission
Roads & Bridges
Solid Waste
Utilities (Water & Gas)



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