Belinda Cambre Constant was the first woman elected to the Gretna City Council in 2005, just two months before Katrina. She immediately began arranging for Baton Rouge farmers to sell produce at the Gretna Farmers Market when there were no grocery stores.
Her campaign goals were to revitalize downtown by promoting it as a business / government hub and tourism destination. She has made great strides toward those goals and displayed all of the attributes we want in a Mayor: making Gretna a more prosperous and diverse community. Belinda understands the important balance between close neighborhoods, historic preservation, and new avenues of economic development.
Belinda was instrumental in the re-routing of ferry service to Canal Street, the weekly Farmer’s Market, monthly Artwalk and the Back to the River Fall Concert Series, and is active in the Gretna Heritage Festival.
During her service with the Jefferson Parish Drug Court since 1996, the largely self-sustaining program has directly helped thousands of Jefferson Parish people. Prior to drug court, she worked in the Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Courts and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal.
Belinda is a life-long resident of Gretna, having graduated from St. Joseph Elementary School and Archbishop Blenk High School. She and her husband, Ronnie Constant, have three grown children.