Mayor Edwin M. "Ed" Reeves, Jr.Mayor Reeves was elected Mayor in November, 2016, and assumed office on January 3, 2017. He had already served almost 27 years in public office by that time.
Reeves served as the Iberville Parish Council District 5 representative for almost 15 years, with his district being largely within Plaquemine's city limits. Prior to being elected to the Council, Reeves served as the Plaquemine Board of Selectmen District 5 representative for almost 15 years.
Upon being elected Mayor, Reeves retired from his management position with A. Wilbert's Sons, LLC, a company he worked with for 20 years. Prior to joining Wilbert's, he worked at Georgia Gulf Corp. for 14 years. This combination of business and governmental experience made him uniquely qualified to serve as Plaquemine's mayor.
Ed has a degree in business administration from Nicholls State University, and is a graduate of St. John High School, the LSU Institute of Entrepreneurial Eduation and Family Business Studies, the LSU Ag Leadership Development Program and Leadership West, sponsored by the Iberville Chamber of Commerce.
He has served in leadership positions on the boards of numerous local organizations, including the Plaquemine Rotary Club, the Boy Scouts of America, the Iberville Chamber of Commerce, the St. John Interparochial School Board, the Knights of Columbus Council 970, Order of Alhambra, Le Krewe du Roi, and Shell Road Hunting Club. In addition, he was a volunteer first responder with the Plaquemine Volunteer Fire Department for 11 years, is a member of the "chain gang" for Plaquemine High home football games, and serves as a press box spotter for St. John football games.
Reeves is married to the former Anne Rose Matassa. Their family includes Edwin "Trey" III and daughter-in-law, Heidi; Corrine and son-in-law, Anthony Montez de Oca; Christopher and daughter-in-law, Kari; and one grandchild, Jaxon Reeves. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edwin N. Reeves, Sr., and his great grandfather, Peter G. Wilbert, served as Plaquemine mayor for eight years, from 1912 to 1920.