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Office of State Planning Task Force Overview
The Office of State Planning Task Force was formed to study and make recommendations for the creation of a comprehensive Office of State Planning as recommended by the Louisiana Speaks Regional Plan. In line with the LRA's 2007 legislative priorities, the Louisiana Legislature created the Task Force during the 2007 Regular Session and Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco appointed the members.

Task Force
Kevin Belanger, representing the Louisiana Association of Planning and Development
Johnny Bradberry, representing the Governor's Office
Sidney P. Coffee, representing the Governor's Office
Donna Fraiche, representing the Louisiana Recovery Authority
Dan Garrett, representing the Louisiana Police Jury Association
Sen. Cheryl Gray, representing the Governor's Office
Ternisa Hutchinson, representing the Commissioner Of Administration
Kristy Jones, representing the Louisiana Municipal Association
King Milling, representing the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Sean Reilly, representing Louisiana Speaks
Elizabeth "Boo" Thomas, representing the Center for Planning Excellence
Stephen Villavaso, representing the Louisiana Chapter of the American Planning Association

Members of the OSP Task Force were nominated by organizations outlined in House Concurrent Resolution 229 passed by the Louisiana Legislature in the 2007 Regular Session and confirmed by Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco

Expert Advisor
John W. Frece
Associate Director, National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education
University of Maryland

Upcoming Meetings
None Scheduled

Previous Meetings
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: State Office Building Auditorium
150 N. Third Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: State Office Building Auditorium
150 N. Third Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801