Update on All Things Louisiana

Louisiana State Representative Aimee Freeman

This week’s breakfast meeting, was held at the Rooftop on Basin and catered by Messina’s (George Messina, member) with guest speaker Louisiana State Representative Aimee Freeman, District 98. District 98 boundaries include, from the Parish line down Claiborne to the River and Napoleon. Freeman announced that a new District 23 is being formed in Mid-City based on population growth and will reduce District 98 by three precincts.

Freeman uses her background in strategic planning to help with legislation. She provided a recap on funding received:  $71 million for a separate SWB power plant that is expected to go through next month. Another $18.5 million was received for Orleans Parish Communications District (911 & 311) call center. This call center takes more calls than any other in the state. Capital outlay money was received to continue projects at Children’s Hospital. Federal funds were received with $40 million received for early childhood education, ensuring kids get an early start. Business owners can earn a tax credit if contributions are made to the early childhood education fund. $50 million received for parks, playgrounds and recreation.

Freeman encouraged all to educate your legislators with issues that they may not be aware of.

More about our speaker Here


If you have a prospect, please have them connect with Jacquie Bonano, membership chair at membership@gnoea.com

Thank You & Announcements

Jacquie Bonano, JB Communications, thanked Angela Verdin, Complete Logistical Services for finding a temporary employee.

Stan Murray, Murray’s Yacht’s, thanked Marcus Azzarello, Franklyn Pest Control for his trust in selling his boat.

Alison Barrios, Barrios Real Estate Group, thanked Jacquie Bonano, for home sale referral.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

  • August 2nd – No meeting
  • August 9th – Jerry Bologna, JEDCO
  • August 16th – Caroline Roemer, Charter Schools & board meeting
  • August 23rd – Perry Sholes, Corporate Internship Leadership Insitute
  • August 30th – No Meeting

Check website for updates and bulletins that include upcoming events. Meeting events are on the calendar.