“LIFE WITHOUT SERVICE IS NO LIFE AT ALL”
Eligha Guillory, Jr., the most recent Assistant City Administrator for the City of Lake Charles, resigned from his position in November to dedicate himself to run for the office of Mayor. He attended and graduated from McNeese State University obtaining a degree in Management and Marketing. He is also a licensed Louisiana statewide Notary Public.
Knowing every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it, he strives to autograph his work with excellence. Prior to his employment at the City of Lake Charles, Eligha was employed as an operator at Louisiana Pigment, executive director of Foreman-Reynaud Community Center, and executive director of Calcasieu Community Clinic which provided free doctor visits and medicine to the working uninsured residents of the parish. He served as Director of Development and Community Outreach of SWLA Center for Health Services developing programs and facilities in North Lake Charles to provide primary medical and dental health care to the uninsured and underinsured populations. He also served as Executive Aide to US Congressman Chris John assisting residents with federal social security and veterans’ benefits. He is founder of the Eljay Foundation for Parkinson Awareness, a not for profit organization promoting awareness of and fundraising to provide support and education to people with Parkinson disease and their families. He serves as Chairman of the Movers and Shakers of the South, the primary sponsors of the DownTown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival, which benefits Parkinson disease and other health related causes.
“Every job is a self portrait of the person that does it… autograph yours with Excellence!”
As Assistant City Administrator, Eligha was responsible for managing special projects of the Mayor’s Office, Mayor’s Action Line, small business enterprises, environmental beautification programs, as well as overseeing two cultural museum buildings. He also served as a community representative of the mayor’s office in the absence of the mayor.
He is considered a servant leader, volunteering his time on several boards and commissions in Southwest Louisiana. He is past chairman of the Calcasieu Parish Planning and Zoning Board, vice chairman of the CHRISTUS St. Patrick Foundation board of directors, and member of the Keep Louisiana Beautiful Board of Directors. He serves as a deacon and a Sunday School teacher, as well as Sunday School Associate Superintendent, at his church, Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church in Lake Charles.
He is married to Nomica, and has a son Matthew, daughters Martina and Isabella, and a dog named Ellis.
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