Ascension Parish Council elects new leadership

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Council Chairman Bill Dawson and Vice Chairman Oliver Joseph during the Jan. 5 council meeting. Courtesy photo.

At its first meeting of 2017, the Ascension Parish Council unanimously elected Bill Dawson as its Chairman and Oliver Joseph as Vice Chairman.

Dawson, who represents Council District 2, is serving his first term on the Council. District 2 encompasses parts of the West Bank, and the southeast portion of the Parish, including Sorrento, Acy, Burnside and Pelican Point.

District 1 Councilman Joseph is in his third term on the Council, and represents most of the West Bank, including Donaldsonville, Modeste, and Brusly McCall.