The Investigators: Director of EBR Environmental Services resigns

The Investigators: Director of EBR Environmental Services resigns

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The director of Environmental Services in East Baton Rouge Parish has quit, according to a city-parish official.

The 9News Investigators learned that Karen Khonsari has resigned to help with the recovery efforts after the historic August floods.

Khonsari became the new director in June 2015 and had a key role in the parish's massive debris cleanup. Her job as director was to oversee the parish's sewerage and sanitation program.

Khonsari released the following statement about her resignation:

"Since I joined the City  nearly two years ago, I have been blessed to work with a tremendous team of professionals, and take what was at the time a brand new organization in the Department of Environmental Services and has today become responsible for some of the City-Parish's most visible and critical services. This has been one of the most rewarding journeys of my career, and after this experience I can unequivocally say there is no better calling than to fulfill a calling to public service. I'm proud of all we have been able to accomplish, including leading the response efforts for one of the largest clean-up efforts in the history of the U.S. following the devastating flooding we recently experienced here in Baton Rouge.

Copyright 2016 WAFB. All rights reserved.