|Riley Berthelot, Jr.|
Riley Berthelot, Jr.
Riley Berthelot, Jr., better known as "Peewee”, is presently serving his fourth consecutive term as the West Baton Rouge Parish President where he oversees the day to day operations of the parish. He formerly owned and operated a local business before accepting the full time position of Parish President in 2004. He is currently serving his second term on the Executive Board of the Police Jury Association as the representative for Region III.
Berthelot strives to stay abreast of the ever changing legislation and key issues that affect this region as well as West Baton Rouge Parish, and their local business and industry community. He communicates with the Congressional Delegation, and state and local leaders regularly, regarding solutions to challenging issues such as the critical need for improved transportation infrastructure for the region. He is the Vice Chairman of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Planning Organization, Chairman of the Capital Region Planning Commission, and Chairman of the W.B.R. Transportation Authority. As Parish President, he also serves as a member of the newly formed, Capital Area Road and Bridge District.
He and his wife Susie will celebrate their 45th Anniversary this August. They have two adult Children and 4 Grand Children. The Berthelot’s are longtime members of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Brusly and remain active in their community. When not enjoying time with the family, Peewee enjoys hunting, fishing, spending time on his cattle ranch.