JEFFERSON, LA – District 3 Councilman, Mark D. Spears Jr., was appointed to the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges by Governor John Bel Edwards. The Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges serves as the management board for Louisiana’s public two-year institutions.  Their mission is to improve the quality of life of the state’s citizens through education programs offered through its colleges.

Councilman Mark D. Spears Jr., is a product of Jefferson Parish Public schools, graduating from John Ehret High School, then onto Southern University in Baton Rouge to receive his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Honors, while serving as Class President. After receiving his degree, Mark began teaching in the Jefferson Parish Public School System as a Special Education Teacher at Boudreaux Elementary where he also mentored kids. In 2003, Mark went to Southern University Law Center where he received his Juris Doctorate in May of 2005 where he was on the Dean's List.

Mark was elected as Councilman of District 3 in 2011 and re-elected in 2016, his areas include both the East and West Banks of Jefferson Parish.

Mark has been an engaged member of our community through volunteer service at the local schools such as Helen Cox High School, John Ehret High School, Higgins High School, and Westbank community centers. He has served on numerous community boards and task forces addressing critical issues that affect our daily lives. Mark has committed personal and professional time and energy to being a public servant for the constituents in his area.