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Ms. Christa M. Duplantis-Prather




  • P. O. Box 2768
  • Houma, LA 70361

Ms. Christa M. Duplantis-Prather
District 5


First Term: January 5, 2012 - January 7, 2016
Council Vice Chairwoman: January 7, 2015
Second Term: January 7, 2016 - January 9, 2020

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CHRISTA DUPLANTIS-PRATHER is a life-long resident of Terrebonne Parish. She is married to Charles Prather and the daughter of Floyd and Robena Pertuit Duplantis. Christa is a Louisiana State University School of Nursing graduate and practicing registered nurse. Her desire and dedication to serve the people of Terrebonne Parish began in 1996 when she was elected to serve the residents of District 4. Christa represented the residents of District 4 for eight years and after the 2000 Census Redistricting/Reapportionment Plan adoption, she was elected to serve the residents of District 5 in 2004 completing a consecutive three-term tenure in office. Due to term limitations, Christa would have to wait four years before being re-elected in 2012 and is currently serving her second term of office.

She maintains an active involvement in the community by serving as a member of various national and local committees as well attending monthly Neighborhood Watch meetings in District 5. Some of her civic involvement includes: an alumni of Leadership Terrebonne Class of 2012, The Haven, and Friends of the Terrebonne Animal Shelter.

Christa has been named one of Louisiana's Great 100 Nurses and is a member of the Emergency Nurse Association.

Projects In Progress

Hollywood Road Extension
Valhi Boulevard to Louisiana Highway 90
Bayou Gardens Boulevard to Bayou Blue
Main Street/Park Avenue Couplet Expansion

Projects Completed

Forced Drainage Project 1-1B
Hollywood Road Drainage
Lisa Park Drainage Improvements, Phase 1
St. Louis Canal Culvert Crossing
Secured FEMA grants to raise residential homes in flood-prone areas
Highland Drive Diesel Generator in the French Quarter/Lisa Park community
East Houma Twin Span Recreation/Walking Track Area

Projects Planned

Fund Lisa Park Drainage Project, Phase 2
Sylvia Street Drainage Improvements on the eastern side
Hollywood Road Six-Foot Ditch Levee Improvements
Seek funding for Lisa Park and French Quarter Drive sewerage waste management
Four lane high rise bridge to connect East and West Houma
Valhi Boulevard to Louisiana Highway 90 Extension
Bayou Gardens Boulevard to Bayou Blue Extension
Main Street/Park Avenue One-Way Couplet Expansion
Rezone Houma Historic District

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