Press Releases from the Public Information Officer, Martin McConnell

  • 12/27/17 – Ascension Parish Christmas Tree Drop-Off Information
  • 11/14/17 – Ascension Parish Unveils Donaldsonville Electronic Sign
  • 11/07/17 – President Matassa Announces Move Ascension Web Site
  • 10/20/17 – Parish Recognizes Shell Chemical Geismar for 50 Years in Ascension
  • 10/16/17 – President Matassa Cuts the Ribbon on Multi-Use Sports Complex
  • 10/10/17 – Matassa Names William Daniel as Ascension Parish Infrastructure Division Director
  • 10/02/17 – Ascension Parish Officially Opens Edenborne Extension
  • 09/22/17 – President Matassa Recognizes Horn of Plenty Health Food Store for 40 Years in Business
  • 09/18/17 – Matassa Names B.J. Romano as Ascension Parish Recreation Director
  • 09/07/17 – Move Ascension Transportation Initiative Begins First Project
  • 08/28/17 – Lamar Dixon Set to Serve as Drop-Off Location for Texas Relief Effort
  • 08/23/17 – Public Recycling Returns to Ascension Parish
  • 08/21/17 – Prairieville Fire Department Receives Class 3 Rating
  • 08/16/17 – Matassa Names Taleta Wesley as Ascension Parish Human Resources Director
  • 08/01/17 – Ascension Parish Government Offers Live Streaming for Council Meetings
  • 07/27/17 – Ascension Parish Council Ratifies Presidential Appointees
  • 07/24/17 – Ascension Parish Proclaims Small Business Power Week
  • 07/20/17 – Ascension Parish to Receive $33M for Flood Hazard Mitigation
  • 06/26/17 – Ascension Parish Health Unit and St. Elizabeth Community Clinic Celebrate Recent Renovations
  • 06/08/17 – Ascension Fire Departments Receive Insurance Rebate Checks
  • 06/08/17 – Ascension Parish Recognizes ACHS Girls Track Team State Champion
  • 06/05/17 – Ascension Parish Government to Implement New Organization Chart
  • 05/19/17 – President Matassa Proclaims “Anything Outdoors – Helping Kids” Day
  • 05/18/17 – Ascension Parish to Implement Organizational Improvements – SSA Presentation
  • 05/17/17 – Ascension Parish Set to Adopt New Subdivision Standards
  • 05/17/17 – Ascension Parish Counseling Center Receives Accreditation
  • 05/09/17 – Ascension Announces Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day
  • 05/09/17 – Ascension Parish Unveils “Move Ascension” Transportation Initiative
  • 05/09/17 – President Matassa Proclaims D-D Breaux Day in Ascension
  • 05/03/17 – Ascension Parish Proclaims G.W. Carver Primary School Day
  • 05/01/17 – Eagle Scouts Recognized by Ascension Parish Council
  • 04/27/17 – Parish Utilities of Ascension to Conduct Chlorine Burn of its Water Distribution System
  • 04/25/17 – Area Youth to Compete in Scotts Major League Baseball Pitch Hit and Run Competition
  • 04/25/17 – Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa Hosts Annual National Day of Prayer Event
  • 04/24/17 – President Matassa Proclaims National Nurses Week
  • 04/12/17 – Compensation Survey Positions Ascension Parish for Success Full Compensation Report
  • 04/11/17 – Results of Ascension Parish Government Compensation Survey Set To Be Released
  • 03/21/17 – President Matassa Proclaims March as Flood Awareness Month
  • 03/21/17 – President Matassa Proclaims Paint the Parish Purple Day
  • 03/20/17 – President Matassa Fights for Ascension Parish at Restore Louisiana Task Force Meeting
  • 03/20/17 – Ascension Parish Council Recognizes Dunbar and Whitney 03/16/17 – Ascension Parish Road Overlay Program Underway
  • 03/01/17 – Some Ascension Businesses May Qualify for SBA Disaster Relief Loans
  • 02/23/17 – Parish Utilities of Ascension Business Office set to Move to New Location
  • 02/21/17 – Ascension Parish Finance Department Wins National Award
  • 02/08/17 – Duplessis Road to Close Temporarily for Drainage Improvements
  • 02/07/17 – East Ascension Drainage Board Elects Leadership
  • 02/06/17 – Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa Announces Priority Recommendations on Parish Roads for Widening and Intersection Improvements
  • 02/02/17 – Lemanville Cutoff Road to be Closed for Drainage Repairs
  • 01/31/17 – Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa Hosts Drainage Summit; Parish Presidents Call for Regional Projects To Be Funded Now
  • 01/26/17 – President Matassa Proclaims Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
  • 01/09/17 – Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa Calls For Regional Drainage Summit
  • 01/06/17 – Ascension Parish Flood Debris Removal to End January 20
  • 01/03/17 – Ascension Parish Government Christmas Tree Drop-off Event Slated for Jan. 3-15
  • 12/12/16 – Ascension Parish to Complete Flood Debris Removal
  • 12/05/16 – President Matassa Announces Music Festival at Lamar-Dixon
  • 12/02/16 – Parish President Proclaims CF Industries Day
  • 11/17/16 – Parish President Proclaims Hospice Month
  • 11/17/16 – Parish President Proclaims Gonzales Tire and Automotive Day
  • 11/17/16 – Parish President Honors Eagle Scout Jacques Bourgeois
  • 11/17/16 – Ascension Parish Council Considers Permit Fee Waiver for Flood Reconstruction
  • 11/16/16 – Ascension Parish Completes Substantial Damage Determinations
  • 11/16/16 – Ascension Parish Recovery Center to Remain Open Through Mid- December
  • 11/11/16 – President Matassa Offers Birthday Greetings
  • 11/10/16 – Ascension Parish Extends Lamar-Dixon Public Debris Drop Off Period
  • 11/09/16 – Panama Road in Sorrento to Close for Culvert Repair
  • 11/04/16 – Disaster Recovery Resource Fair to be Held at Lamar-Dixon
  • 11/01/16 – Ascension Parish Extends Lamar-Dixon Public Debris Drop Off Period
  • 10/31/16 – Ascension Parish Offers Free Counseling for Flood Victims
  • 10/28/16 – Parish President Proclaims Volunteer Ascension Day
  • 10/24/16 – Highway 932 Bridge to Close Immediately
  • 10/24/16 – Ascension Parish Offices to Close on November 8 Election Day
  • 10/21/16 – Ascension Parish Council Sets Trick-or-Treating Hours
  • 10/21/16 – Geismar Community Center Renamed in Honor of Richard Brown
  • 10/11/16 – Ascension Youth Westside Basketball Registration Dates Announced
  • 10/10/16 – Ascension Parish Debris Removal Operations to Conclude October 31
  • 09/27/16 – Ascension Parish Prepares for Aerial Mosquito Spraying
  • 09/20/16 – Ascension Parish Completes Purchase of Peoples Water
  • 09/06/16 – Ascension Counseling Center in Gonzales Certifies as Medicaid Application Center
  • 09/06/16 – Donaldsonville Company Recognized for 180 Years of Service
  • 09/06/16 – Parish President Proclaims Sept. 2 as Lt. Col. Larry Babin, Jr. Day in Ascension Parish
  • 09/02/16 – President Kenny Matassa Suspends Certain Grade Requirements In Drainage Ordinance
  • 08/29/16 – Ascension Parish Waives Permit Fees for Flood Damage
  • 08/22/16 – CARA, LSART and ASPCA Applaud Ascension Parish Government for Resources at Lamar Dixon
  • 08/12/16 – Ascension Parish Waterways Closed to Recreational Boat Traffic
  • 08/08/16 – Parish President Proclaims August 15-19 as Small Business Power Week in Ascension Parish
  • 07/26/16 – Volunteers Needed for 2016 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival
  • 07/25/16 – Parish Readies for Lift Off of 2016 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival Sept. 23-24
  • 07/15/16 – Parish Technology Department Wins National Award for Mapping Program
  • 07/13/16 – Donaldsonville World War II Vet Recognized for Devotion to Service, Community Veterans Affairs
  • 07/12/16 – Elray Kocke Service Inc. Recognized at Parish Council Meeting for 100 Years of Service
  • 07/06/16 – Parish President Congratulates Sheriff for Sixth Term
  • 07/05/16 – Parish Finance Department Earns Fifth Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
  • 06/28/16 – Ascension Fire Departments Receive Insurance Rebate Checks
  • 06/23/16 – Former Ascension Parish Council Chairman Passes Away
  • 06/21/16 – Ascension Parish Senior Soc Hop Renamed Garney Gautreau Senior Soc Hop
  • 06/20/16 – Parish President Proclaims Shirley Bourque Day in Ascension Parish
  • 06/15/16 – Conway Street Temporary Bypass in Sorrento to Open During Construction
  • 06/15/16 – Carpenters Chapel Road Bridge to Close for Maintenance Work
  • 06/15/16 – West Robert Wilson Road Bridge Closed Until Further Notice
  • 06/15/16 – 2016 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival Live Music Line-up Announced
  • 06/07/16 – Lemannville Cutoff Road to Close for Construction
  • 06/06/16 – Parish President Proclaims June 13-19 as Men’s Health Week in Ascension Parish
  • 05/26/16 – Web-Based Software Offers Residents, Contractors Real-Time Updates of Planning Zoning Processes
  • 05/24/16 – Parish Spray Parks to Open Memorial Day Weekend
  • 05/18/16 – Older Americans Month Recognized in Ascension Parish
  • 05/18/16 – President Kenny Matassa Proposes Ride Sharing Ordinance to Council
  • 05/09/16 – Ascension Parish Readies For Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day Saturday
  • 05/04/16 – Annual Voter Education Week in Ascension Parish Slated for May 9-13
  • 05/03/16 – Donaldsonville Food Commodity Program Sign Up Underway
  • 05/02/16 – Local Skateboard Enthusiasts Roll Up Sleeves, Restore Park From Damage
  • 04/26/16 – President Kenny Matassa Unifies Department of Public Works to Save Money & Improve Efficiencies
  • 04/25/16 – Planning Team for School Active Shooter Response Exercise Recognized at Parish Council Meeting
  • 04/21/16 – Parish Employees Take Automated External Defibrillator Training
  • 04/20/16 – AmeriCorps Team Members Visit Parish President
  • 04/11/16 – National Service Recognition Day Slated
  • 04/06/16 – Ascension Counseling Center Launches Resource Referral Department
  • 03/30/16 – Parish Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day Slated for May 14
  • 03/28/16 – Ascension Music Jam 2016 Kicks Off April 16 in Newly Remodeled 4-H Building
  • 03/24/16 – Ascension Parish Debris Removal to Begin Tuesday
  • 03/23/16 – Relay For Life Officials Receive “Paint The Town Purple” Parish Proclamation
  • 03/18/16 – CARA’s House Board Members Update Parish Officials of Operations, Announce Vaccine Clinic March 19
  • 03/17/16 – Damage Information Needed By Parish Officials, Clean Up Kits Available and Debris Removal to Begin
  • 03/12/16 – Heavy Rain and Flooding Event – 3/12/16 5 pm
  • 03/11/16 – Ascension Parish Officials Warn Residents of Impending Backwater Flooding
  • 03/11/16 – Heavy Rain and Flooding Event – 3/11/16 5:30 pm
  • 03/10/16 – Parish Secretary Elected President of Organization of Parish Administrative Officials
  • 03/08/16 – Parish President Proclaims March 2016 as Flood Awareness Month in Ascension Parish
  • 03/07/16 – Parish Measures in Place to Anticipate Weather, Prefilled Sandbags Available
  • 03/02/16 – Parish Officials To Hold Flood Safety and Property Protection Measures Public Meeting March 16
  • 02/29/16 – Generators Keep Lamar-Dixon Up and Ready for Emergencies
  • 02/23/16 – Pre-filled Sand Bags Available for Ascension Parish Residents
  • 02/22/16 – Parish’s Senior Soc Hop Dates Set for 2016
  • 02/17/16 – Registration Now Open for Parish Youth Baseball and Softball Leagues in Donaldsonville
  • 02/16/16 – Registration Now Open for Parish Youth Soccer League in Donaldsonville
  • 02/15/16 – Parish Utilizes State Grant for Road Safety Program
  • 02/10/16 – Lamar-Dixon Expo Center Solar Panel Project Generates Electricity Savings
  • 02/03/16 – Ascension Counseling Center Video Newsletter Launches Second Season on APTV
  • 02/01/16 – Ascension Parish Government Revolutionizes Public Access to Mapping Features
  • 01/25/16 – Ascension Parish Officials Urge Residents to Secure Flood Insurance
  • 01/14/16 – Ascension Parish Governmental Offices to Close in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • 01/07/16 – Parish Finance Department Lauded for 2014 Accounting/Finance Reporting
  • 01/06/16 – Village Road Bridge Now Open
  • 01/04/16 – Recycling Road Show Program Cancelled, DPW Location to Continue

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