Jefferson Chamber Board Calls For Parish President Yenni’s Resignation

METAIRIE, LA – Today, Friday, Nov. 4, the Board of Directors of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce submitted a letter to Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni requesting that he resign from office.

         Thursday's regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting was the first since Oct. 6, coincidentally the same afternoon in which the Mike Yenni apology video commercial first aired. The letter was submitted in an effort to maintain the best interest of the Parish and to foster collaboration among other elected, civic and business leaders, Chamber reps said.

         “It has become apparent to the Chamber that the controversy surrounding President Yenni is causing significant distraction from the issues that truly matter, and is leading to inefficient productivity within the council and associated parties,” a Chamber statement read.

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         Chamber President Todd Murphy stated on behalf of the letter, “The distraction resulting from this situation has made the Parish's current climate unfavorable for existing and prospective business, as well as its residents.”

         The Chamber's Board of Directors hopes that President Yenni will take the letter to heart, and recognize that his resignation will reflect the Parish's best interests, Chamber reps said.

         The Jefferson Chamber is a leading voice for Jefferson Parish's business community. As a non-profit, membership-driven organization, the Chamber is an effective advocate for small and large businesses at the local, state and federal levels. The Chamber's mission is to work for the advancement of the business community; to enhance the economic, civic and cultural environment; and to improve the quality of life in Jefferson Parish. The Jefferson Chamber is Four-Star Accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was awarded the 2013 and 2015 Chamber of the Year Award by the Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives in the Large Chamber Category.

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