About Us
About Us


As a brand driven and destination leader, the Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc (JCVB) is innovative and influential in bringing new visitor business to the Parish tourism/hospitality industry and host communities.

The mission of the Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc (JCVB) is to actively partner with the tourism and hospitality industry by marketing and selling the destination brand experience with resulting additional spending by leisure and group travel visitors leading to enhanced community economic vitality and resident quality of place.

The Jefferson CVB is proud to represent the 10,000 plus employees of the Jefferson Parish tourism and hospitality industry. Please watch our video to learn more about the Jefferson CVB and see the sights of Jefferson Parish.

The Jefferson CVB Membership is comprised of a diverse membership promoting the arts, entertainment, culture, cuisine, heritage, traditions, professional services & products of our region. The JCVB has a number of membership Levels available including Accommodations, General and Corporate Partnerships. Click here for more info.


Destination Marketing Accreditation Program's (DMAP) globally recognized accreditation serves as a visible industry distinction that defines quality and performance standards in destination marketing and management. Achieving DMAP accreditation positions a DMO as a valued and respected organization in your community and increases your credibility among stakeholders.

Since achieving accreditation for the first time four years ago, the JCVB elected to continue our commitment and journey towards DMO excellence by renewing our accreditation through 2020, we are pleased to announce we have successfully achieved this status.

2015 & 2016 CDME Graduates

President & CEO, Violet Peters graduated from the Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) program at the annual Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) convention August 2016.  DMAI is recognized as a leader in the DMO industry and is dedicated to the professional development of its leadership. As the DMO industry’s highest educational achievement, the CDME program seeks to enhance business acumen through an integrated executive program specifically designed for the Destination Marketing industry.

The curriculum covers key avenues of learning to advance thought leadership and to both deepen and strengthen leadership and management competencies. The content covered helps DMO leaders to more effectively adapt and to manage increasing change and competition.  In addition to Violet Peters, the JCVB Vice President, Terrie Birkel, is a 2015 graduate of the  CDME program.

The Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc is a non-profit organization. To request a copy of the Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau's, Inc. (JCVB) 990 tax return, please email the director of finance at Rebecca@visitjeffersonparish.com - or mail your request to:

Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.
Rebecca Buras
Director of Finance
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 411
New Orleans, LA 70123
Tel: 504-731-7083, ext. 204  /  877-572-747

Would you like to work for the Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau? Click here to see our current openings.

 Jefferson Parish current Board of Directors.
Jefferson Parish CVB current staff.
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