Rural Revitalization

Council

About the Council

The Rural Revitalization Council is charged with fostering opportunities in rural Louisiana. The Council is crafting a comprehensive strategic plan to build the systems necessary to sustain growth, create new life and opportunity in rural Louisiana.

The governor released the report on June 23; it can be found here.

RRC Members

The Rural Revitalization Council will be chaired by retired chief of staff and former Senator Ben Nevers.

Robert Taylor
Chief Executive Officer | Louisiana Bankers Association

taylor@lba.org

Pat Credeur
Executive Director | Rural Water Association

pcredeur@lrwa.org

Craig Spohn
Chair | Cybersecurity Taskforce

504-278-8054

Leslie A. Durham
Chair | Broadband for Everyone in Louisiana Commission

leslie.durham@la.gov

Pat Forbes
Executive Director | Office of Community Development, Division of Administration

patrick.forbes@la.gov

Jim Harper
President | Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation

225-922-6200

Charles Castille
Chair | Louisiana Rural Hospital Coalition

225-389-9429

Keith Cunningham
Executive Director | Louisiana Housing Corporation

225.763.8700

Resilient Louisiana Commission

Rural Task Force

Task Force Leaders

Jim Clinton

President, CLEDA

Ben Nevers

Chair of Rural Revitalization Council

Our Mission

The Resilient Louisiana Commission is charged with helping chart the state’s path from COVID-19 to a stronger, healthier economy that is more resistant to disruptions. The Rural Task Force makes recommendations for more resilient business-related activities and commerce.
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LED's Commitment to Rural

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) is committed to expanding economic opportunities for all Louisiana communities. LED's programs and partnerships serve our state's entrepreneurs, trailblazers, culture-makers and innovators everywhere they live and work. LED celebrates Louisiana's rural communities and businesses that are born and thrive there.

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Louisiana Economic Development

Our Commitment

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) is committed to expanding economic opportunities for all Louisiana communities. LED's programs and partnerships serve our state's entrepreneurs, trailblazers, culture-makers and innovators everywhere they live and work. LED celebrates Louisiana's rural communities and businesses that are born and thrive there.