Community Planning Month Proclaimed

Governor John Bel Edwards signs proclamation

Governor John Bel Edwards has signed a proclamation declaring October 2018 as "Community Planning Month" throughout Louisiana. We are thrilled for our governor to recognize the value of this national campaign by APA (see and to honor us by providing this certificate pictured below. Why not celebrate community planning month this year by attending our State Planning Conference in Shreveport?

Planning Magazine feature on LA SAFE

Coping with Loss article in Planning Magazine, 2018-08

The August-September issue of Planning magazine again has a whopping 8-page article featuring Louisiana. In this special issue on climate, the publication includes a discussion on land loss and an article by Emilie Bahr, AICP entitled "Coping with Loss" describes the predicament of the Isle de Jean Charles community and ongoing relocation efforts. Subsequent pages go on to describe the Louisiana Office of Community Development's LA SAFE program.

Planning Commissioner Training

Rosa Parks Transportation Center in Lafayette

The Louisiana Chapter of the American Planning Association, the Imperial Calcasieu Regional Planning, and Development District and the Acadiana Planning Commission are co-hosting a Planning Commissioner Workshop on Saturday, August 25, 2018, in Lafayette, Louisiana.  This workshop is to help new commissioners and board of adjustment members meet the requirements of Act 859 (RS 33:103.1). 


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