Greater Shreveport Leadership Program visits Baton Rouge

The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce took its 40 member Greater Shreveport Leadership Program to Baton Rouge for a visit to the Capitol and participation in Northern Exposure last week.  

After an early start in Shreveport, the Class arrived at the Capitol Building for a tour and the opportunity to view some legislative committee work in action.  Next they visited the Governor’s Mansion for a tour and lunch. 

From there it was on to Northern Exposure, the state’s largest annual, citizen-lobbying caravan. The purpose of Northern Exposure is to make sure north western, north central and north eastern Louisiana remain on the collective map of both lawmakers and the Governor.  There were presentations from numerous Louisiana  Department representatives including Economic Development, Transportation, Health and Hospitals, and Agriculture as well as State Education Superintendent Cade Brumley and Louisiana System President Dr. Jim Henderson. There were also greetings from numerous lawmakers including Senate President Clay Schexnayder, Senator Robert Mills, and Representative Thomas Pressly.

The trip home included a stop for a crawfish and jambalaya dinner before the bus pulled back into Shreveport late in the evening.  While the day is long, the opportunity to see our government in action and to connect with members of our delegation is not to be missed.

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