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Governor Edwards creates panel promoting 2020 US Census

Gov. Edwards
Posted at 3:29 PM, Dec 18, 2019

Governor John Bel Edwards has signed an executive order to create a panel to promote the 2020 US Census.

The executive order created the Louisiana Complete Count Committee (LCCC) to help raise awareness of the 2020 Census. According to the Governor's Office, the advisory panel is made up of community, government and business leaders who represent the diverse populations of communities across the state.

“It is vital that every Louisianan participate in the 2020 census, which provides us an opportunity once every 10 years to take a snapshot of our population in order to make the best decisions possible to better serve our citizens, determine congressional representation and that we are in the best possible shape to receive our share of federal resources as they are made available," said Gov. Edwards. “This is important work that this committee will undertake, and I am grateful to everyone who has made the commitment to participate. The impact of the census count will help shape the future of our state for the next decade and that is why we must do everything within our power to make certain all communities are represented and no one is left out of the process.”

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There are a total of 23 LCCC members of various religious, political and personal backgrounds. The composition of the committee is a direct reflection of the rich diversity that makes Louisiana such a great state. Here is the list of committee members:

  • Billy Nungesser, Lieutenant Governor
  • Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor of Baton Rouge
  • LaToya Cantrell, Mayor of New Orleans
  • Nic Hunter, Mayor of Lake Charles
  • Jennifer Vidrine, Mayor of Ville Platte
  • David Butler, Mayor of Woodworth
  • Ronny Walker, Mayor of Ruston
  • Randal Gaines, Louisiana State Representative
  • Bernard LeBas, Louisiana State Representative
  • Regina Barrow, Louisiana State Senator
  • Richard Zuschlag, CEO of Acadian Ambulance
  • Sonia Perez, President of AT&T Louisiana
  • Mayra Pineda, President and CEO of Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana
  • Ashley Shelton, Executive Director of the Power Coalition
  • Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education
  • Michelle Fazio-Brunson, President of Louisiana Early Childhood Association
  • Dr. Thea Ducrow, Executive Director of Louisiana State Nurses Association
  • Dr. Michael McClanahan, President of Louisiana NAACP
  • Craig Webre, Sheriff for Lafourche Parish
  • RaShad Bristo, Disability Leader
  • Sarah Berthelot, President and CEO of Louisiana Association of United Ways
  • Mike Rome, President of Louisiana Council on Aging Association
  • Dr. Samuel Tolbert, Jr., President of National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc.