The International Rice Festival board announced today that Mayor Greg A. Jones has been selected as the festival’s 82nd Grand Parade Marshal.
Jones was elected to his first term as mayor of the City of Crowley in 2006 and has served the city for three terms. Re-elected in 2015 Jones is currently in his third term as mayor. The festival says that Jones, as mayor, has incorporated good business practices into city government, helped stimulate economic growth and improve city services. Jones currently serves on the Board of Directors for First National Bank and recently served as Vice-Chairman of oil and gas investment company KALEM, LCC, which he co-owns.
The International Rice Festival lists several projects and organizations to which Jones actively takes part:
Historic Parkerson Avenue Redevelopment Project, I-10 Service Road, Avenue I Reconstruction, Northern Avenue Reconstruction, WWTF Restoration of the Rock Filter (FEMA), and LCDBG Sewerage Collection System Rehab Project.
Building Officials Association of Louisiana (BOAL), Municipal Employees’ Retirement System of Louisiana (MERS), LMA District "G" Vice President, Louisiana Community Development Authority (LCDA) and Kiwanis International.
Jones also serves as a coach for various sports through the Crowley Recreation Department and local elementary schools. He is an active member of the Crowley Town Club and Krewe of Town Revelers where he served as King Cimmer LVIII.
Jones is the son of Florence Jones and the late Donald Jones and is married to Amber Rodriguez Jones. He has three children Kyle, Justin, and Alex and a granddaughter, Amelie.
The 82nd annual International Rice Festival Grand Parade will roll through downtown Crowley on Saturday, October 20, 2018.