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Nov 09, 2012
Governor Bobby Jindal Announces Appointments to the Louisiana Serve Commission

BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Louisiana Serve Commission.

The Louisiana Serve Commission serves to build and sustain high quality programs that promote and support citizen service and involvement in government and private programs throughout this state.

According to statute, the commission is comprised of 15 to 25 voting members appointed by the governor in collaboration with the lieutenant governor. The governor, lieutenant governor and a representative from the Corporation for National and Community Service must all serve as non-voting members.  Not more than 25 percent of the commission members may be employees of state government and the commission must not have a majority of membership belonging to the same political party. All gubernatorial appointments are subject to Senate confirmation and must include:
  • An individual with expertise in the educational, training, and developmental needs of the youth, particularly disadvantaged youth;
  • An individual with expertise in promoting the involvement of older adults in service and volunteerism
  • A representative of community-based agencies or of community-based organizations within this state;
  • The superintendent of the Louisiana Department of Education or their designee;
  • A representative of local governments in this state;
  • A representative of local labor organizations in this state;
  • A representative of business;
  • An individual between the ages of 16 and 25 who is a participant or supervisor in a service program; and
  • A representative of a national service program. 
The commission may include the following:
  • Members selected from among local educators;
  • Members selected from among experts in the delivery of human, educational, environmental, or public safety services to communities and persons; 
  • Representatives of Native American tribes; 
  • Members selected from among out-of-school youth or other at-risk youth; 
  • Representatives of entities that receive assistance under the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973; and 
  • As ex-officio non-voting members, representatives selected from among officers and employees of state agencies operating community service, youth service, education, social service, senior service, and job training programs. 
Appointments to the Louisiana Serve Commission:  

Monica Bradsher, of Baton Rouge, is a retired K-12 education consultant and is a member of the Volunteers in Public Schools Board.  Bradsher will be reappointed to serve as an expert in the delivery of human, educational, environmental, or public safety services to communities and persons, as required by statute. 

Julie Cherry, of Baton Rouge, is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Louisiana AFL-CIO.  Cherry will be reappointed to serve as a representative of local labor organizations in this state, as required by statute. 

Leroy Davis, of Baker, is the President of Davis and Associates Consultants, LLC and the former Mayor of the City of Baker.  Davis will be reappointed to serve as an expert in the delivery of human, educational, environmental, or public safety services to communities and persons, as required by statute. 

Shannon Dietz, of Baton Rouge, is the Manager of Volunteer Services for Baton Rouge General Medical Center.  Dietz will be appointed to serve as an expert in the delivery of human, educational, environmental, or public safety services to communities and persons, as required by statute. 

Vincent Ilustre, of New Orleans, is the Executive Director of the Tulane University Center for Public Service.  Ilustre will be reappointed to serve as an expert in the delivery of human, educational, environmental, or public safety services to communities and persons, as required by statute. 

Mike Manning, of Baton Rouge, is the President and CEO of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and is a member of the East Baton Rouge Emergency Food and Shelter Board.  Manning will be reappointed to serve as an expert in the delivery of human, educational, environmental, or public safety services to communities and persons, as required by statute. 

Teresa Micheels, of Shreveport, is the Director for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at the Caddo Council on Aging, Inc.  Micheels will be reappointed to serve as an individual with expertise in promoting the involvement of older adults in service and volunteerism, as required by statute. 

Dena Morrison, of Baton Rouge, is the President and CEO of Family Road of Greater Baton Rouge and a member of the Homeless Alliance.  Morrison will be reappointed to serve as a representative of a community-based agency or of community-based organization within this state, as required by statute. 

William “Bill” Stoudt, of New Orleans, is the Executive Director of Youth Rebuilding New Orleans.  Stoudt will be appointed to serve as a representative of a community-based agency or of community-based organization within this state, as required by statute. 

 
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