A Profile of

Progress

Cynthia Lee Sheng

Jefferson

Parish President

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EDUCATION

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mOUNT cARMEL ACADEMY

9th grade through Graduation

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Loyola University

Graduated 1989

Bachelor of Business Administration

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Graduated 1991

Master of Public Administration





CAREER PATH

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united states DEPARTMENT of JUSTICE

1991 - 2002

Cynthia served 10 years as a Federal Officer with U.S. Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service.

In that time she oversaw a multi-state program with direct supervision of hundreds of employees.

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Laporte

2005 - 2009

Former Certified Public Accountant specializing in litigation support and fraud prevention

Former – Certified Fraud Examiner

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Jefferson Parish council

Elected to Jefferson Parish Council

District #5 2009

Currently serving as Council At Large Division B


Accomplishments

  • Led the effort for redevelopment of Fat City

“National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Advocate Cynthia Lee-Sheng, Jefferson Parish Council Gretna, Louisiana Cynthia Lee-Sheng has been instrumental in supporting planning efforts to address the community development challenges and chronic disinvestment facing the 134-acre area in Jefferson Parish known as "Fat City."

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On her motion and with broad neighborhood support, the Council rezoned Veterans Boulevard property for commercial use

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breathing life into NEIGHBORHOODS

Strong advocate for neighborhood revitalization

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Sponsored legislation and fought for improved storm water management

below is a link to an Advocate article about her efforts.

https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/article_176c9650-8450-11e7-9c10-272db6d4cd8a.html

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Established the Bucktown Marina Advisory Board

Commissioned and funded art and sculptures, advocated and fought for the historic commercial Bucktown fishing fleet

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Making JEFFERSON BEAUTIFUL

Worked for beautifying our public rights of way with murals, decorative lighting, fountains and landscaping

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CYNTHIA LEE-SHENG,Jefferson Parish COUNCILWOMAN

DISTRICT 5

They (STBA) did something that was truly amazing. They brought us a beautiful, incredible looking building and they brought it in on budget.

https://sizeler.com/portfolio/lakeshore-library

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Lakeshore PLAYGROUND improvements

Cynthia spearheaded the renovations of Lakeshore Playground which included a new roof, heating and air-conditioning system, new exhaust fans and the electric service system was upgraded. New Grand wood floors were installed inside the gym with the playground logo. An ADA compliant entrance was also added with new door and hardware upgrades.

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Jefferson Transit

Advocated for more coordination between parishes to deliver better service to transit passengers and improved operational efficiencies

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It's unanimous: Jefferson council votes to ban rentals like Airbnb in residential areas

Sponsored legislation to prohibit short-term rental activity

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staying connected to the people and the pulse of JEFFERSON parish

Instituted rapid response policy responding to all constituent questions or problems