Mayor, Ville Platte, LA
Jennifer Vidrine is currently serving her third term as the Mayor of the City of Ville Platte. Ms. Vidrine is the first African American and the first woman to be elected mayor of Ville Platte, where she has served underrepresented communities in various positions for over thirty years. Ms. Vidrine is also the President of the Louisiana Municipal Advisory and Technical Services Bureau, where she has led municipalities across the state in meeting the many challenges and requirements of local government. Ms. Vidrine also serves as the Vice Chairwoman for the Louisiana Housing Corporation Board of Directors and previously served as the Assistant Executive Director for the Community Action Agency. Ms. Vidrine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University, and a Master of Public Administration from the Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Southern University.