MEDIA ADVISORY: LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio Hosts a Workshop for Mayors from Flood-affected Cities

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio will host a reception on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion to kick off the Louisiana Community Resilience Institute. This reception is open to the press.

Elected officials from six local communities will participate in a three-day workshop with LSU faculty and invited professionals to discuss flood recovery and long-term community resilience in the wake of the 2016 floods. During the workshop, these officials will work to develop projects aimed toward helping their flooded communities regain resiliency, including hazard mitigation, landscaping and urban planning and designing resilient cities in dynamic environments.


WHAT: Louisiana Community Resilience Institute opening reception

WHO: LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio and these Louisiana elected officials:

o   Mayor Darnell Waites of Baker

o   Mayor Jr. Shelton of Central

o   Mayor Michael Lambert of Sorrento

o   Ouachita Parish Police Juror Jack Clampit

o   Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller

o   Mayor David McCreary of Livingston

WHERE: Governor’s Mansion, 1001 Capital Access Road, Baton Rouge

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.


RSVP by Tuesday to: Alison Satake, LSU Media Relations, 225-578-3870,


LSU has a video uplink studio with live broadcast capabilities. Contact us to set up an interview.




Contact Alison Satake
LSU Media Relations