ABBEVILLE , The Vermilion Parish Police Jury recently named Gueydan
Mayor Chris Theriot
as the parish's new secretary-treasurer and parish administrator of personnel.
The new position includes taking direct responsibility for all personnel issues and advising the board on employee matters.Theriot
began work Jan. 23.Before becoming mayor of Gueydan, Theriot had been a personnel administrator for the U.S. Postal Service for many years.
"When I retired from the Postal Service
, I was a safety and health manager in Baton Rouge and had been dealing with personnel issues and emergencies for years."Theriot
looks forward to addressing the challenges of his
new position and appreciates the vote of confidence the Police Jury gave him.
"The Police Jury felt they needed better day-to-day management over the employees of Vermilion Parish
acknowledged that change will not be easy for everyone.
is on the verge of change, and the Police Jury also has to change with the times," he