Stories from the Oaks
Jay H. Banks '82: Love for His Community
Councilmember Jay Banks, like other New Orleanians, celebrates the carnival season
"Yardi Gras" style with a house float. Photo: Sabree Hill/Dillard University.
By Eddie Francis and Sabree Hill
February 17, 2020
In continuing our “History Made, History in the Making” Black History Month series, we are continuing our coverage of Dillard alumnus Jay H. Banks ‘82, New Orleans Councilmember, District B for #weDUthis Wednesday. He continued to grant the Office of Communications and Marketing access to both his life as a public and community servant. The photos we taken by Sabree Hill, Dillard's university photographer.
Councilmember Jay Banks enjoys interacting with the community. He says that the ability to help people is what makes him proud to be an elected official. But being a servant leader undoubtedly has its ups and downs. “There is true joy when you know that you have made a difference in someone’s life, but the downside is that no good deed goes on punished,” he says. Still, Councilmember Banks enthusiastically greets everyday to serve his constituents. Here, he participates in a clean-up in his district on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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