LBA Initiatives (01/10/07)
Business Development/Ways and Means
Chair: Shan Schatzle,
The goal of the business development/ways and means committee is to
ensure the economic viability of the association. This is to be accomplished
by establishing regular sources of income that enable the organization
to function day to day. The committee is responsible for the sustainability
of funds for future needs.
Chair: Jo-Anna Jones,
This committee is responsible for drafting the initial bylaws of the
organization. The committee reviews these bylaws on a regular schedule,
and on an “as-needed” basis.
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Chair: Yarrow Etheredge,
This committee will identify legislative issues needing attention, either
for support by the organization or for development by the organization.
Other states will be polled for legislation for promotion of Brownfields
redevelopment to be considered for promotion in Louisiana. This committee
will also be the liaison for the organization with elected officials
and will design a strategy for the promotion of Brownfields redevelopment
Chair: Robert McMullan,
The main task and focus of the committee is to increase LBA membership.
In addition, the Membership Committee will identify the needs of the
LBA members and then identify ways the LBA can meet those needs. The
committee will also focus on identifying and exploring opportunities
for the LBA membership to actively network with each other throughout
Outreach and Education Committee
Chair: Denise Rousseau Ford,
The committee’s main charge is to help disseminate information
about Brownfields redevelopment, through education and outreach, to
various organizations in the state of Louisiana. The committee will
coordinate the LBA website and create talking points, presentations,
and workshops for the above stated charge. In addition, the outreach
and education committee will work closely with the Resources and Technical
Chair: Rebecca Otte,
This committee will identify, compile and share resources for Brownfields
redevelopment, such as available technical assistance and financial
assistance and Brownfields inventories. It will also provide member
resources, such as grant-writing assistance, technical assistance, best
practices. It will have ongoing duties as resources continuously develop
or as other committees make or identify resources to be made available
to the membership.
Rural Communities/Small Towns Committee
Chair: Faith Stephens,
The committee is being established to evaluate Brownfields issues in
rural communities and small towns; and, to provide information that
will assist in Brownfields redevelopment in same. Efforts will be focused
on supplying a “global” approach to address similar sites
throughout the state, perhaps through a single funding source/entity/recipient.
Chair: Tyson Hackenberg,
The purpose of this committee is to research and clarify technical issues
related to Brownfields cleanup and redevelopment, as well as to identify
new and innovative technologies being used for remediation, best practices
for dealing with various environmental issues, health issues. This information
will be digested into easy to understand material to benefit members.