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Lacey Bordelon, Janet Rojas Galati, Annalisa Kelly, Kelsey Scram

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Many of the key leaders driving the economic development strategy and policy for Jefferson Parish are women—at Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO), the innovative approaches of Lacey, Annalisa, Janet, and Kelsey have helped establish the organization as a recognized leader in economic development.

Lacey spearheads the updating of Jefferson Parish’s long-term economic development strategic plan, oversees the development of the Churchill Technology & Business Park, develops customized incentive agreements with new and expanding businesses, and is JEDCO’s point-person for the issuance of taxable and tax-exempt revenue bonds. She was key in the attraction of US Foods and Avondale Marine to Jefferson Parish.

Janet focuses on recruiting businesses that align with Jefferson Parish’s top industry clusters. Her solutions-driven thinking has brought a wave of new opportunities, programming, and project accomplishments to JEDCO.

Annalisa develops creative solutions for growing Jefferson Parish’s targeted industry clusters and fostering high quality of life. She helped oversee the development of the first model home built through the Terrytown Neighborhood Revitalization Pilot Program, secured a $600,000 EPA Brownfield Assessment Grant to re-energize under-served communities, and manages a variety of initiatives.

Kelsey uses marketing and communication strategies to drive brand awareness and tell JEDCO’s story. She led the organization’s full rebrand, launched several popular event series for local business, managed the development of the Spend Local JP campaign and is the voice of the Jefferson Parish Pulse podcast.

Shaping the future of Jefferson Parish, these women—along with their majority women team—are motivated by a desire to serve their community with integrity and social equity, creating space for growth and impact at every level.


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