Council District 5

   Honorable Jennifer Van Vrancken   
Councilwoman, District 5

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Jennifer Van Vrancken serves as Councilwoman for the roughly 100,000 residents of Council District 5-- including Metairie, Old Metairie, Fat City and Bucktown.

Previously, Jennifer served as Chief Operating Officer of Jefferson Parish, overseeing every department of parish government and a $580 million budget. That experience uniquely enables her to make government work for its people.

In her time on the Council, Jennifer has authored impactful legislation. She sponsored the resolution to ‘opt in’ Jefferson Parish so our businesses could get back to business the instant the COVID health stats allowed! She moved the parish forward by leveling the playing field for transportation network companies (like Uber and Lyft) to work alongside taxicabs.  She transformed infrastructure into artwork as the first to sponsor painting utility boxes in unincorporated Jefferson. She launched a 50/50 matching fund to partner with civic groups to make neighborhoods safer by installing crime cameras. She created the “Do Not Toss” List so residents can sign up not to have newspaper circulars tossed on their lawns. She is currently developing a first of its kind ‘train alert app’.

Her efforts are award winning:

  • LDEQ honored her “Do Not Toss” legislation with a 2019 Environmental Leadership Program Recognition Award
  • The Louisiana Garden Club Federations selected Metairie for the first time ever as the “Cleanest City” Contest State Winner 2019.
  • Alliance for Good Government named Jennifer as 2018 Legislator of the Year.

Jennifer is an attorney (Tulane School of Law) and award winning former television journalist. She is born and raised in Metairie where she learned her work ethic from her parents at their family business, The Balcony Ballroom. 

Jennifer is happily married to Metairie native and President-Elect of the Louisiana State Bar Association Stephen Dwyer. She is blessed with five fabulous stepchildren and four grandchildren.


East Bank Location
Joseph S. Yenni Building
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., 10th Floor
Jefferson, LA 70123-2337
Office: 736-6634
Fax: 736-6632

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Jennifer Van Vrancken, Councilwoman, District 5
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