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.

Jeff Arnold
CEO | Louisiana Electric Cooperatives, Inc.

jarnold@alec.coop

Michael Ranatza
Executive Director | Louisiana Sheriffs Association

225-343-8402

John Gallagher
Executive Director | Louisiana Municipal Association

(225) 344-5001

Guy Cormier
Executive Director | Police Jury Association

225-343-2835

Robert Laughlin, DMD
Interim Dean | LSU Health Science Center School of Dentistry

rlaughlin@lsuhsc.edu

Dixie J Tookie-Rawlins, DO, FACOFP
President and Provost | Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

540-231-6059

Orlando F. McMeans, Ph.D.
Chancellor-Dean | Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Orlando_mcmeans@suagcenter.com

Jimmy Harris
Chair of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus

harrisj@legis.la.gov

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.