NEWS & INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES:

2019

  • We applaud Mayor Hunter for his dedication to fostering growth in Lake Charles and making great improvements to the city in the past year. Watch the video outlining Lake Charles’ accomplishments in 2018 here.

2018

  • December 8, APG would like to congratulate the following winners of the general election: Statewide: Kyle Ardoin, Secretary of State. Calcasieu Parish: Vic Salvador, City Marshall of Lake Charles; Fredman “Fred” Hardy, Jr., Member of Calcasieu Parish Schoolboard (District 2); Desmond Wallace, Member of Calcasieu Parish Schoolboard (District 14); Riley Smith, Mayor of DeQuincy; Paul Hesse, Mayor of Iowa. Jefferson Davis Parish: Roger D. “Tony” Laughlin, Mayor of Elton. Allen Parish: R.J. “Randy” Credeur, Alderman of Reeves; LaToya Tunwar, Council Member of Kinder (District 1). View results and more information at geauxvote.com.
  • December 7, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury approves $35 million to finance new facilities for Family and Juvenile Court, Coroner’s Office, Animal Services and Juvenile Justice. See news story here.
  • We are excited to announce Amanda is APG’s new intern working in the office. She is in her third year at McNeese State University. She is majoring in mass communication with minors in English and Spanish. She enjoys writing and working with digital media, including web design, digital art, and multimedia publishing.
  • October 11, APG founder and president Matt Redd spoke at a West Calcasieu Chamber of Commerce meeting. Read the story on Southwest Daily News here.
  • August 4, Governor Edwards praises SWLA economic activity at inaugural awards banquet. See full story in American Press here.
  • August 2, APG holds inaugural awards banquet. See KPLC coverage here. See complete list of winners here.
  • May 23, APG extends Positive Growth Awards application deadline to Saturday, June 9. See the full press release here.
  • May 1, APG Members discuss inaugural Growing SWLA Strong Positive Growth Awards on Fox 29 Morning Show. See the full interview here.
  • March 16, APG’s Education Committee supports Calcasieu Parish School Board’s $50 million capital spending decision. See full news release here.
  • January 31, Further coverage of APG’s co-hosted event with the Empire of the Seed luncheon and presentation by the Water Institute of the Gulf. The group shed light on flooding issues in Louisiana. Click here to read American Press article.
  • January 31, Community, government and business leaders invited by the Alliance for Positive Growth and Empire of the Seed heard from the Water Institute of the Gulf- which has several projects in Southwest Louisiana. Click here to read the full KPLC article.

MEETINGS & EVENTS:

2019

  • February 14, Keith DuRousseau, I-10 Task Force Chairman, will speak at APG general membership meeting. RSVP here by February 8.

2018

  • December 20, Joseph “Jay” A. Delafield, attorney at law discussed the Ad Valorem tax and Bryan Beam spoke about ITEP at APG general membership meeting. Click here to read the story on KPLC. Photos from the meeting can be viewed here.
  • December 18, Calcasieu Parish Public Works/Stormwater Department held a stakeholders meeting with APG to update us on the progress of the Parish’s drainage initiative, which includes the Watershed study, Capital Project, and the proposed maintenance program.

  • December 3, APG Holiday Sip & Support Membership Drive was held at Bodega Wine Dive. See photos from the event here.
  • August 2, Governor John Bel Edwards spoke at APG’s 2018 Growing SWLA Strong Awards banquet.
  • June 21, Sulphur Mayor Mike Danahay spoke at APG general membership meeting.
  • May 22, Jason French and Heather Hohensee of Tellurian, Inc. hosted a breakfast meeting for our members. View photos from the meeting here.
  • April 19, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Director of Planning and Development Wes Cain spoke at APG general membership meeting.
  • February 15, Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter and City Administrator John Cardone discussed city infrastructure projects at APG’s first membership meeting of 2018.
  • January 31, APG was proud to co-sponsor The Water Institute of the Gulf event with Empire of the Seed. We thank Rick Richard, Vice Chairman of the Institute, for organizing the event and hosting it at the Paramount Room. We also thank our guest speakers from the Institute, President & CEO Justin Ehrenwerth and Research Scientist Dr.Francesca Messina. Attendees received a briefing on the Institute’s important work here in Lake Charles to ensure that our economy and community is best prepared to deal with the challenging water issues our future holds. Their work being done to help the Port of Lake Charles become more sustainable and resilient was discussed, as well as efforts to ensure that our leaders and first responders have the best information possible related to future storm events.

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