Amy Bouton leaves library post for St. Tammany Health System | St. Tammany community news

Amy Bouton, the public relations and community coordinator for the St. Tammany Parish Library system, stepped down from the post effective Dec. 16, she told the St. Tammany Farmer.

Bouton resigned to become director of marketing and communications with St. Tammany Health System, a job she’ll begin Jan. 3. She’ll work under the direction of Kelly Rabalais, who is assistant vice president of communications and strategy for the hospital system. The pair worked together previously for St. Tammany Parish government, where Rabalais was Chief Administrative Officer under former Parish President Pat Brister and Bouton worked as a public information officer from 2013-2021.

Bouton left parish government for the library system last May. 

“It’s a great opportunity, and I’m excited for the new adventure,” Bouton said.

The library system has not announced a timeline to replace Bouton.

Chamber to recognize community leaders on Jan. 25

The St. Tammany Parish Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the Tammany and Community Leadership Awards.

The Tammany Award is given to a business that demonstrated leadership and drive in 2022, making the organization a leader in its field and in the community. This business must also have experienced employment growth, an increase in sales or volume or responded to adversity in a positive manner. Additionally, the business must have made contributions toward the general welfare of the community.

The Community Leadership Award is given to an individual performing a prominent role in improving the community’s quality of life through exemplary service in nonprofit, civic or charitable organizations. 

The awards will be presented at an awards luncheon Jan. 25 at The Greystone near Mandeville. Deadline for nominations is Jan. 6.

For more information on the luncheon or the nomination process, go to