Tuesday, October 28, 2014
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – Parish President Natalie Robottom announced the appointment of Michael K. Coburn as the new Chief Administrative Assistant (CAA), effective October 28, 2014.
Coburn joined the Robottom Administration in June, 2014 as a Special Assistant to the Parish President - Public Safety with specific duties in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery. Coburn has worked extensively on closing out projects related to Hurricanes Katrina, Gustav and Ike and is working with the Disaster Recovery Team on closing out FEMA claims for Hurricane Isaac. Coburn is also working on Community Development Block Grant Funding for Housing Repairs and Hazard Mitigation Projects for drainage improvements, repairs to the Ruddock Water System and construction of a Safe Room. “Mike is a quick study and has hit the ground running since joining my staff in June. I look forward to having him in this new position, which will allow him to further employ his administrative and management skills in moving St. John forward,” said Parish President Natalie Robottom.
Prior to joining the parish, Coburn was a long time educator in St. John Parish Schools, serving in various capacities including Principal, Chief Administrative Officer, Special Projects Manager and Superintendent. Coburn also worked for the Louisiana Department of Education as the Director of School and Community Programs for four years. Through his work, he has gained organizational, management, and supervisory skills, knowledge of governmental programs and practices, and familiarization with governmental funding such as grants, bonds, and loans. He holds a Master’s Degree in Health Education and Administrative Supervision from Northeast Louisiana University, now known as the University of Louisiana at Monroe and is a resident of Garyville, LA.
Coburn replaces Randy Vincent who served in the same capacity for just over a year and recently resigned to pursue other employment opportunities. “I appreciate Mr. Vincent’s service to St. John the Baptist Parish, especially following Hurricane Isaac. We wish him the best in all future endeavors,” said Parish President Natalie Robottom.