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As we look for ways in which we can be of help to our neighboring parishes affected by the flooding this past summer provided below is a link which contains an extensive listing of both online and physical donation sites. 
Ways to Help Louisiana Flood Victims

The hospitality industry is a family and we also seek ways to help our fellow industry workers and others  displaced in Sevier County, Tennessee and surrounding areas who were devasted by the recent fires.  We can help by donating funds to My People Fund set up by entertainer and Sevier County native Dolly Parton. Dolly promised $1,000 a month per family for up to six months to help her neighbors. The other is the Gatlinburg Relief Fund, organized by the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce and managed by SmartBank, a community bank with multiple branches in the county.

Congratulations to the JCVB's own, Carolyn Barrett,  honored by Connect as a "Trailblazers & Groundbreakers Industry Leaders 2016" honoree!  Click here to view the publication and spotlight on Carolyn! 

Carolyn is a senior sales manager and liaison for the City of Kenner with the JCVB.  Carolyn's passion for people,  determined 'can do' attitude and spirit of genourosity,  coupled with over 25 years of experience, definitley makes her a trailblazer!  



In an effort to keep our members informed of what's happening around the parish information on economic development impact,  openings, events, milestones, and member accolades is provided below. 

For detailed information please contact the JCVB Director of Marketing, Terrie Birkel at

Got a renovation project going on?   New additions to your staff?
Package or idea to share...let the JCVB Communications Department know!

Send an email to the Membership Manager, Casey Ronquille at or to the Director of Marketing, Terrie Birkel at

Through the overwhelming support of the Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. (JCVB) member hotels eligible to participate in the hotel assessment voting, the 1% assessment passed! The effective date is September 1, 2016.  We are excited for the future of Jefferson Parish tourism.  Through the collaboration of the JCVB team and the valued members of the organization, we are confident that Jefferson Parish will enjoy significant growth moving forward.

For additional information on the assessment please contact our team at 504-731-7083.   We will be happy to assist you.

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.


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 Director of Marketing & Communications, Terrie Birkel is a 2015 graduate of the  CDME program.