From our Executive Director

Dear Members,

Firstly, we are looking forward to the return of Dr. David Altig, VP at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, for the 2015 Signature Speaker Series at the Manship Theatre on May 11thDr. Altig spoke to 250+ business leaders at our 2011 Signature Speaker Series at the Manship, and his return brings a unique opportunity to see fiscal forecasting in action. We look forward to hearing his thoughts on the current fiscal climate, as well as his retrospective on his 2011 remarks, and we hope you'll mark your calendar as well. Find out more on this below.

Second, thanks are owed to Scott Bardwell who has led this organization in several capacities for the past few years. His efforts have brought the Growth Coalition to new heights and has certainly earned the right to hand off the baton. We are happy he will remain on the Board to share his expertise. Thank you Scott. 

And finally, we congratulate Russell Mosely on being elected BRGC's new Board President. We anticipate great things to come under his leadership and we are grateful for his time and commitment.

Larry S. Bankston

In This Issue
Your Input Needed on Parking Regulations (by Friday!)

The Growth Coalition continues to work with Planning Director Frank Duke and consultant John Fregonese on efforts to make positive changes to the Unified Development Code (UDC) as part of the FUTUREBR implementation efforts. Read the recent
Advocate article about Duke's plans and thoughts on BR's UDC here

Duke and the team are currently working on updating the parking regulations chapter of the UDC and would like our input. We encourage our members to review the current Draft Parking Regulation Updates HERE. If you have any comments or feedback, click here to email us - all input must be received by 12Noon on Friday, February 27th in order to be properly submitted to the Planning Commission.

DPW Reorganization Underway

City-Parish Chief Administrative Officer William Daniel spoke to the Growth Coalition membership at a luncheon on December 3, 2014, about long-awaited plans for the reorganization of the EBR Department of Public Works. Daniel explained that the restructuring of departments would lead to more streamlined systems, shorter processing times and more empowered leadership. He also encouraged the Growth Coalition membership to vote on December 6th for the plan of government change that was required for the Reorg to move forward. The vote on December 6th passed and the Reorg in underway. Stay tuned for more details. Read more from the Business Report here.
Four Years Later...

Mark your calendars! The Growth Coalition will host the 2015 Signature Speaker Series on Monday, May 11th, featuring Dr. David Altig, executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In 2011 we hosted Dr. Altig at the original Signature Speaker Series event and many have since asked for his return. Four years later, we look forward to hearing his perspective on his 2011 remarks, his predicitions for the future and for our region specifically.

2015 Signature Speaker Series
The Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center
Monday, May 11th

Click here for more information.
imited Sponsorship Opportunities and Registrations Available.

New Executive Board Announced

The Board of Directors has elected a new Executive Committee for 2015. We welcome Russell Mosely to his new role as Board President and we are grateful for his time and efforts on behalf of the entire development community. See the Daily Report 
interview with Russell here.

2015 Baton Rouge Growth Coalition Executive Board:
President:  Russell Mosely | Mosely Development/Long Farm
Vice President:  Sebastian Alvarez | Alvarez Construction
Secretary:  Erik Piazza | Phelps Dunbar
Treasurer:  Tom Cook | Cook, Moore & Associates
Welcome New Members

The Growth Coalition welcomes 5 new member companies: 

Centerline Engineering & Land Surveying

The First, ANBC

Home Bank

John Bugea Real Estate

Sperry Van Ness | Graham, Langlois & Legendre


Thank you for joining our ranks! 


Know someone who is interested in Growth Coalition Membership? Contact Sage Roberts Foley here.