Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Kevin Davis, originally of Slidell, has served as the President of St. Tammany Parish since 2000. Under Davis, the Office of Emergency Preparedness within St. Tammany Parish was modernized to ensure a more effective and faster response during hurricanes and other emergencies, and as Parish President, Davis also managed millions of storm recovery dollars.
As Parish President, Davis reduced the number of boards and commissions, created a litter abatement program, and created an office to better coordinate the area’s numerous social service agencies. Davis has served four terms as chairman of the Regional Planning Commission, which promotes regional cooperation and planning for economic and quality of life projects. Prior to serving as Parish President, Davis served as a police juror and owned a small business where he worked as an electrical contractor. Davis has been recognized for his work within St. Tammany Parish with numerous honors, including Slidell Small Businessperson of the Year, the St. Tammany Economic Partnership Award, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation Award, and the St. Tammany Parish School Board Award.