E-alert 30: Presentations of Regional Plan  

Louisiana Speaks Administration

Please Join Us for a Presentation of the Louisiana Speaks Regional Plan

A Bold New Vision that Will Guide Louisiana's Long Term Recovery and Growth Over the Next 50 Years

With your help and support, Louisiana Speaks has just completed one of the largest and most inclusive regional planning initiatives in U.S. History, and now we can't wait to share the Louisiana Speaks Regional Plan with you! Please join us for a presentation of this bold new vision at one of the following upcoming events in your area.

In the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Louisiana Speaks Regional Plan has been developed using scenario planning, world-class computer modeling and technical analysis, and extensive public input generated from tens of thousands of citizens over the last 20 months. Spanning parishes from the Texas to Mississippi border (including the Houma/ Thibodaux, New Orleans, North Shore, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Lake Charles metro areas), the Louisiana Speaks Regional Plan will provide a broad strategic framework and priorities for moving Louisiana forward. Its innovative design will allow us to integrate planning for economic development, transportation, coastal protection and restoration and community growth--thus allowing us to leverage future investments and accelerate the pace of Louisiana's long term recovery. It will also complement and support parish and local plans and serve as a guide for sustainable growth over the next 50 years.

Don't miss your chance to get a first look at Louisiana's future.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2...............BATON ROUGE
5:30 pm
Shaw Center for the Arts, Manship Theater (1st Floor)
100 Lafayette Street
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THURSDAY, MAY 3...............NEW ORLEANS
11:30 am
World Trade Center, Plimsoll Club (30th Floor)
2 Canal Street
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NOTE: This presentation will be given during a luncheon that is hosted by the World Trade Center, so you must register to attend. The cost to attend the luncheon is $35. RSVP online at wtcno.org.

THURSDAY, MAY 3...............NEW ORLEANS
3 pm
Delgado Community College City Park Campus
Student Life Center, Lake Maurepas Room
501 City Park Avenue
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MONDAY, MAY 7...............LAFOURCHE/TERREBONNE
11:30 am
Envie, Isabella Room
203 North Canal Blvd (behind Howard Johnson's), Thibodaux
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NOTE: This presentation will be given during a luncheon that is hosted by the Bayou Industrial Group, so you must register to attend. The cost of attendance for non-members of the Bayou Industrial Group is $15. You must register by noon on Friday, May 4 to attend this event. RSVP by contacting Jennifer Armand at 985-580-3901 or [email protected].

MONDAY, MAY 7...............METAIRIE
5:30 pm
East Bank Regional Library, Napoleon Room B
4747 W. Napoleon Avenue
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TUESDAY, MAY 8...............LAKE CHARLES
6:00 pm
Central School Arts & Humanities Center
809 Kirby Street
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 9...............CROWLEY
7:45 am
Acadia Parish Cooperative Extension Office
157 Cherokee Drive
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NOTE: This presentation will be given during a breakfast is sponsored by the Crowley Chamber of Commerce, the Jefferson Davis Business Alliance, and the Rayne Chamber of Commerce, so you must register to attend. Breakfast will be provided by the Rice Palace. RSVP to 337.788.0177

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9...............ABBEVILLE
11:45 am
Details to be announced. Please check for updates on the
Louisiana Speaks Calendar

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9...............LAFAYETTE
5:30 pm
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum- A. Hays Town Building (2nd Floor)
710 East Saint Mary Blvd
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THURSDAY, MAY 10...............BATON ROUGE
LRA Board Meeting
9 am- 5 pm
Baton Rouge Community College
Louisiana Boardroom
5310 Florida Boulevard
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FRIDAY, MAY 11...............BATON ROUGE
Louisiana Interfaith Disaster Recovery Network Inaugural Assembly
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (LA Speaks Presentation at 11 am)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge
1900 S. Acadian Thruway
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NOTE: There is a $10.00 registration fee to attend the assembly, which covers lunch and incidentals. You must register by May 4th to attend this event. For additional information on Louisiana Interfaith Disaster Recovery Network and its Inaugural Assembly May 11, call (225) 344-0134 or visit www.lainterchurch.org.

THURSDAY, MAY 17...............SLIDELL
11:30 am
Trinity's Banquet & Reception Hall
1000 Caruso Boulevard, Suite 201
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NOTE: This presentation will be given during a luncheon that is hosted by the Greater Slidell Area Chamber of Commerce, so you must register to attend. The cost to attend the luncheon is $25 for chamber members and $35 for non-members. RSVP by emailing [email protected]

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30...............COVINGTON
11:30 am
Tchefuncte Country Club
2 Country Club Park
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NOTE: This presentation will be given during the monthly St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce luncheon, sponsored this month by Banner Ford, so you must register to attend this event. The cost to attend the luncheon is $25 for chamber members and $30 for non-members. RSVP at 892-3216 ext 2

* Meeting times, dates and locations are tentative and subject to change. Please check the Louisiana Speaks Calendar for updates and additional events.

*All meetings are open to the public, and are free, unless otherwise noted.

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Louisiana Speaks is a long-term planning initiative of the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) that is supported with private funds provided through the LRA Support Foundation. In the wake of the destruction caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Louisiana Speaks initiative works toward the development of a sustainable, long-term vision for South Louisiana. This work combines the efforts of local, state and federal partners along with many experts, stakeholders and citizens into a comprehensive approach that will guide recovery and growth over the next 50 years.
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