No longer is the climb of three flights of stairs or waiting on the elevator at the Courthouse required to visit someone with the Jackson Parish Police Jury. That is because their offices are now in the former Greater North Louisiana Business Development Building that is located on 160 Industrial Drive in Jonesboro, which sits in front of the Charles H. Garrett Community Center.
The move is welcomed by not only the three officials whose offices were at the Courthouse but by everyone with the Police Jury. Now Administrators for the various departments that were previously scattered all across the parish will all be in one location.
“We are really enjoying being here,” said Administrative Assistant Tammy Collinsworth. “The building is perfect for what we need.”
Amenities include spacious offices for department Directors and Administrators as well as Administrative Assistants along with a state of the art meeting room complete with video recording capabilities and a wide monitor. There is even a comfortable sitting area complete with a large monitor that is wired into the primary meeting room so that meetings are able to be viewed by all without having to deal with crowding issues or when more than one meeting at one time is taking place.
At present, due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions , all meetings will still take place at the Charles H. Garrett Community Center. The next regularly scheduled meeting will take place at 5:30pm on Monday, February 8th. The public is invited to attend but must follow all COVID-19 precautions as dictated by the Governor’s Office of the state of Louisiana.