It is a tradition in Westwego that we take care of each other. Neighbors used to cut each other’s lawn and help watch each other’s children.This year, our flu season has been uncharacteristically deadly. Let’s continue our tradition by looking after each other and checking on those affected. Please let us know if you or your neighbors need medical help.I am glad to be here for another year working toimprove affordable housing. We have been aggressive with our work renovating units and improving the quality of life. Now, we are looking for ways to expand affordable housing in the area. There is a great need in Jefferson Parish for homes, and I believe that we can provide quality housing for those in need.In other news, I am very proud of the resident participation.Every board meeting we will usually have two or three residents giving input or sharing stories about their housing experience. Although we have a lot of expertise, it is always best to work together to solve problems.I would also like to send a message of thanks to all of our friends in law enforcement. I have worked in the housing sector for almost two decades and I have never had the full support and cooperation of the police department until I came to Westwego. Captain Eddie Beyerback and his team of dedicated officers are truly partners in the greatest sense of the word. We all work together to make sure that our community is safe. Remember, if you see something illegal, please report it to the police as soon as possible.Again, thanks for living here with us, and let’s continue to look out for each other.