Entergy executive and activist Demetric Mercadel was recently recognized by the New Orleans City Council for her citywide contributions.
“Ms. Mercadel has been a central contributor to the efforts to rebuild this city and put us on a path to a better and brighter future,” says District D Councilwoman Cynthia Hedge-Morrell. “She has been honored by many organizations for her dedication and commitment to New Orleans; and I felt that is was time for the c ity to formally step up and recognize all the time and hard work she has put into making us a better city.”
Through her position as senior associate analyst in Regulatory & Government Affairs for Entergy of New Orleans, Mercadel has built strong working relationships with the city of New Orleans and the New Orleans delegation of state legislators to support strategic regulatory and energy policy initiatives. Additionally, Mercadel was one of three individuals representing the Louisiana Chapter of the Campaign to Fix the Debt that went to Washington, D.C., urging our elected leaders to tackle the national debt and find a bipartisan solution to our country’s long-term fiscal imbalance.
Born and raised in the 7th Ward, Mercadel is a devoted community organizer, serving as president of the Board of Directors of the French Market Corporation, secretary of the Upper Pontalba Building Association, secretary of the Board of Directors of St. Augustine High School, and board member of both the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation and Young Audiences of Louisiana. Her accomplishments as a statewide leader and a public servant have earned her a spot in the Louisiana Center for Women in Government & Business Hall of Fame.