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The City of Denham Springs operates under a Mayor-City Council form of government. The five-member Denham Springs City Council is elected by popular vote. Each council member serves "at large," thus each member represents the entire City, not any one area or demographic. Members serve a term of four years. A City Council member is required to continue to be legally domiciled within the incorporated limits during the term of office.

Each council member serves as a member of the Denham Springs Economic Development District, a member of the Denham Springs Sewerage District No. 1, a member of the Springs at Riverside Landing Economic Development District and as members of the Finance Committee. Meetings of the DSEDD, the DSSD#1, SRLEDD and the Finance Committee are scheduled as needed.

The mayor and city council, along with city officials and supervisors meet twice monthly at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday and fourth Monday in the Municipal Building, 941 Government Dr., unless otherwise set by the council. Other special meetings may be held, as needed, to conduct city business.

At all regular meetings of the Council, the Council operates from an itemized agenda. Agendas are posted at the main entrance doors of the Municipal Building and on the city website at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. The agenda for special or emergency meeting is made available to the public as soon as practical prior to the meeting. All meetings of the Council and its committees are open to the public. Public comment or input on any agenda item is allowed prior to the Council vote on that item.

Applications for zoning and other land use changes are made to the Denham Springs Planning Commission and the Denham Springs Zoning Commission. Actions taken by these commissions must be ratified by the City Council.

Ordinances or resolutions are adopted or revised, and appointments and removals are made only by a majority of those present and voting at a lawful meeting of the council. All voting is by roll call and the ayes and nays are recorded in the minutes of the council. All official actions of the Council are published in the Livingston Parish News, the official journal.

The city shall be governed by the provisions of Louisiana R.S. 33:321 et seq., which provisions are commonly known as the Lawrason Act. For more specific duties and legislative powers of the City Council, consult Louisiana R.S. 33:362

For additional Council information, please contact:

Joan LeBlanc, City Clerk
Phone 225-665-8121

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NOTICE: In accordance with House Concurrent Resolution No. 129 of the 2013 Louisiana Legislature and LRS 44:1 A (3), Joan LeBlanc, City Clerk, City of DS, is the designated custodian of City of DS public records.

Requests for City of DS public records should be directed to Mrs. LeBlanc by calling 225-665-8121, or by email address, Public records requests can also be made in person at City Hall, 941 Government Drive, DS, LA 70726

Council Members:

Chris Davis
Christopher Davis
P. O. Box 1629
Denham Springs, LA 70727

Chris Davis began City Council service in 2011. Davis is a conservative Republican, and serves as liaison to the City Street Department.

Davis, a Corporate Environmental Health & Safety Manager, is certified by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, and holds memberships in Environmental Health & Safety Professionals, American Society of Safety Engineers, National Rifle Association, Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management, and Gideons International.

A native and lifelong resident of Denham Springs, Davis is a graduate of Denham Springs High School, attended Southeastern La. University, holds a BS in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University, and is pursuing a Masters in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University. He is an active member of First Baptist Church. Along with his daughters, Michaela and Christian, Davis enjoys traveling, visiting sites of American historic significance, attending his daughters’ school and extracurricular events, and Bible study.


Renee Delahoussaye
Rene Delahoussaye
211 Centerville St. NE
Denham Springs, LA

Rene Delahoussaye began city council service in 2007. Elected to serve again in 2015, he is a fiscally conservative Independent. Delahoussaye serves as chairman of the Denham Springs City Council Financial Commission. He also is Secretary/Treasurer of the Springs at Riverside Landing Development District.

Previously as a city councilman, he served on the Economic Development District Board to bring Bass Pro Shops, worked on the restoration of Old City Hall, helped to establish the Denham Springs Historic District and Commission, worked with the property owner to attract Albertsons to our city, and served as first chairman of the Denham Springs Sewerage District #1.

Delahoussaye, a retired physical therapist, is president of Save A Back, LLC, a national injury prevention education company. He is an active participant with Denham Springs Green. He is a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He and his wife, Tonda, have 3 married daughters and seven grandchildren. He enjoys golf, running and yoga.

Lori Williams
Lori Lamm-Williams
717 Poplar Street
Denham Springs, LA 70726

Lori Lamm-Williams began City Council service in 2003. Lamm-Williams, a Republican, serves as Mayor Pro-Tempore.

Lamm-Williams enjoys civic involvement in which she serves as Chairman of the Denham Springs Sewerage District 1 committee, as well as vice-president of the LMA Economic Development Committee. She also serves on the 4-H Advisory Board.

A native and lifelong resident of Denham Springs, Lamm-Williams is a graduate of Denham Springs High School and earned a BSW in social work from Southeastern Louisiana University. She and her husband, Troy Williams, enjoy spending time at home and at the beach with their four children, Laurel, Jake, Jensen and Meg. They are members of First United Methodist Church. Lamm-Williams interests also include home gardening.

Robert Poole
Robert Poole
1403 Weeping Willow Drive
Denham Springs, LA 70726

Robert Poole was first elected to the City Council in 2003 and reelected in 2014. A lifelong Republican and constitutional conservative, Poole serves currently as the Chairman of the Denham Springs Economic Development District as well as holding membership in Louisiana Association of Business & Industry, International Society for Automation and Water Environment Federation and recently as a Board Member for Fire Protection District #5.

Owner of Process Automation & Controls, LLC, Poole works extensively in the field of automation & control systems within the petro-chemical industry. He is also a licensed Real Estate Agent. He attended LSU majoring in Accounting and is a 1984 Graduate of Denham Springs High School.

Poole is an active member of Live Oak United Methodist Church and is married to Jessica Walker Poole. He has a son, Austin Poole, USMC, and three daughters: Ashley, Madison and Alexandra.

Jeff Wesley
Jeff Wesley
340 Pine Street
Denham Springs, LA 70726

Jeff Wesley was elected to the Denham Springs City Council in 2014 after serving nineteen years as the chief of police. During his tenure as chief, Wesley led the department to national accreditation, served as the president of the Louisiana Association of Chiefs of Police, has a degree in criminal justice, graduated from the F.B.I. National Academy, and holds a certificate in Government Management from L.S.U.

He is currently a counter-terrorism instructor for the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training at L.S.U., and spent two years after retirement as a national coordinator for disaster response training through the Department of Homeland Security. Wesley is presently employed by Certified Alarms as a Security Consultant, and maintains a LA Life and Health Insurance license, as well as a Series 6 investment certification.

Jeff is married to Cindy Tarver Wesley. They have five children and four grandchildren. In their leisure time, they enjoy travelling, camping, and spending time with family. The Wesley family attends Revival Temple Church.