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June 23, 2010
Contact: Christina Stephens, christina.stephens@la.gov

LRA Board Holds Final Meeting Thursday in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. - The Board of Directors of the Louisiana Recovery Authority will hold its final meeting Thursday, where it will hear a status update on current programs for recovery from hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike.
The board and agency sunset at the end of this fiscal year, June 30, 2010.

WHAT: Final LRA Board Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, June 24 at 9 a.m.

WHERE: House Committee Room 1, Louisiana State Capitol

Created in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita in 2005, the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) is the coordinating and planning body leading the most extensive rebuilding effort in American history. The central point for hurricane recovery in Louisiana, the LRA works closely with the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and partners with state and federal agencies to oversee more than $20 billion worth of programs, speed the pace of rebuilding, remove hurdles and red tape and ensure that Louisiana recovers safer and stronger than before.


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