More than 100 pounds of medication collected at St. Bernard Parish Drug Take-Back Day

Weighing one of the eight boxes of unused and unwanted medication surrendered at the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Drug Take-Back Day held April 29 are, from left: St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office Lt. Pat Childress, an officer with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Task Force; Alan Clesi, a diversion investigator with the Drug Enforcement Administration; and St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Lt. Ricky Jackson, an officer with the Special Investigations Division’s FBI Task Force.

National Economic Development Week, created by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC,) aims to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities and increase the quality of life.

St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation (SBEDF) is proud to participate in the nationwide campaign from May 8-13. Through online activities, SBEDF will highlight the contributions of economic development professionals to the parish, region, and nation.

“This program helps us all share information on two priorities; informing community leaders about the value of economic development, and ensuring that everyone in our communities have the opportunity to succeed through access to a good job.” -F. Michael Langley FM, CEO, Greater MSP, Minneapolis – St. Paul, MN, IEDC 2017 Board Chair.

National Economic Development Week will be observed by over a hundred communities across the US.

These coordinated activities shine a light on the importance of not only regional partnership, but also the need to be innovative and responsive to the ever changing economic landscape of a global market.

“Our organization works tirelessly to attract new businesses and contribute to sustainable economic growth for St. Bernard Parish,” explained SBEDF Executive Director, Andrew Jacques. “This often means working with GNO Inc., St. Bernard Parish Government, Louisiana Economic Development, and other regional economic development organizations to remain competitive and nimble.”

More information about National Economic Development Week and SBEDF can be found at http://www.sbedf.org/about-edf/accomplishments/national-economic-development-week.

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Lt. Ricky Jackson, an officer with the Special Investigations Division’s FBI Task Force, left, and Sheriff’s Office Lt. Pat Childress, an officer with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Task Force, right, with one of the eight boxes of unused medication surrendered by residents at the Sheriff’s Office’s Drug Take-Back Day held April 29 in Arabi.

St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office Lt. Pat Childress, an officer with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Task Force, helps a resident dropping off unwanted medication at the Sheriff’s Office’s Drug Take-Back Day held April 29 in Arabi.