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Southwest Louisiana Task Force (formerly Rita Task Force) Overview

Re-established in spring 2008, the Rita Task Force is charged with tackling issues affecting southwest Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita, including: economic development, workforce development, fisheries, coastal restoration, housing, education and non-profit organizations.

The Southwest Louisiana Task Force (formerly Rita Task Force) will meet Wednesday, June 24, 2009. Click here for a copy of the agenda.

Task Force
Randy Roach, Chair (Mayor, Lake Charles, La.)
Tom Henning, Vice-Chair (LRA Board Member)
Brian Beam (Assistant Parish Administrator, Calcasieu Parish)
Ernie Broussard (Executive Director of Planning, Cameron Parish)
Dr. Paul Coreil (Vice Chancellor, LSU AgCenter)
Joseph Deshotel (Texas State Representative)
Carl Griffith (County Judge (former), Jefferson, Texas)
Tina Horn (Parish Administrator, Cameron Parish)
Chuck Kleckly (Louisiana State Representative)
Chris Landry (Police Juror, Calcasieu Parish)
Dr. Andrea Lewis Miller (Chancellor, Sowela Technical Community College, Lake Charles)
David Richard (Executive Vice President, Stream Property Management, Inc.)
Ron Roberts (Mayor, Deridder, La.)
Stephanie Rodrigue (Superintendent, Cameron Parish School Board)
George Swift (President/CEO, Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance)
Ben Taylor (Executive Director, Lake Charles Housing Authority)
Chris Theriot (Parish Administrator, Vermilion Parish)
Catherine Thomas (United Way of Southwest Louisiana Disaster Recovery Specialist)
Mark Viator (President, Partnership Strategies in Texas)

Upcoming Meetings
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Previous Meetings
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Minutes from Rita Task Force Meeting held June 13, 2008

Executive Director's Report to the Rita Task Force
Letter to FEMA on DFIRMs
Commissioner of Agriculture Mike Strain's Report
Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration's Report
Mark Viator's Report on Southeast Texas' Recovery

LA House Concurrent Resolution 180

Friday, June 13, 2008