PJAL Executive Director Guy Cormier is working tirelessly alongside the Louisiana Governor's Office and the U.S. Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to stay informed on how to keep our public safe. As a Parish Government elected official or administrator to stay up-to-date on the latest news and conference calls, please make sure you are registered as a member on our website so we can send you the most current happenings. For more information, you can visit the Louisiana Department of Health's website HERE.


CARES Act FAQ for local governments

Updated Treasury Guidance for CARES Act Funding

State Fire Marshal Outdoor Restaurants REVISED

White House COVID-19 Information

Public Records Guidance- Attorney General's Office

Open Meetings and Virtual Access- LA Press Association

Public Employee Compensation- Attorney General's Office

Open Meetings Guidance (Amended)- Attorney General's Office

Coronavirus Key Messages July 2, 2020

LDH Risk Assessment


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PJAL Annual Convention

PJAL President Glenn Benton of Bossier Parish passed the gavel to incoming PJAL Preisdent Scotty Robinson of Ouachita Pairsh.   During the three-day event, Governor Jon Bel Edwards was the guest speaker for the Governor's Luncheon on Friday, February 14.  Also, Executive Board Members were sworn in during the Luncheon.  

Statewide TV Broadcast Video

 2020 Newly Elected Officials Orientation

The 2020 Newly Elected Officials Orientation had a great turnout!  The January 16, 2020, event in Baton Rouge had members from across the state discussing topics important to local government. Presentation were made by the National Association of Counties, Attorney General's Office, Ethics, Department, Legislative Auditor's Office, and more.  You can view the presentations on our website by clicking on Latest News and scrolling down to RESOURCES or you can click HERE

Region Meetings Conclude

The 2019 PJAL Region Meetings have ended with record turnout! Our members across the state participated in the election of Regional Officers and Regional Executive Board members, presentations of resolutions, and statewide discussions on topics important to local government.  The 2019 Host Parishes did a remarkable job planning and showcasing their parishes for their regional members.  We appreciate each of our host parishes: Jefferson, St. Mary, Red River, Tensas, East Feliciana, Cameron, and Concordia.  Thank you! 

PJAL Sponsorships

The PJAL Annual Convention at the Shreveport Convention Center February 12-14, 2020, was a huge success!  A huge thank you to our generous sponsors!  To view a list of sponsors, please visit the Sponsors tab in the About Us section or CLICK HERE

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