Meetings

Preserve Louisiana official will speak at Press Club on Nov. 20

Fairleigh Cook Jackson, executive director of Preserve Louisiana, formerly the Foundation for Historical Louisiana, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Nov. 20. Jackson will address the potential elimination of a 20-percent tax credit for rehabilitation of income producing, historic buildings. The U.S. Senate is debating a bill approved by the U.S. House that could dispose of tax benefits for renovating older structures. Jackson says many projects in downtown Baton Rouge were made possible by federal tax incentives. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $13 for members and $17 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Journalist Kerry Myers will speak at Press Club on Nov. 13

Kerry Myers, former editor of The Angolite and a freelance journalist who has written for The Marshall Project, The Bayou Brief and The Sentencing Project in Washington D.C., will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Nov. 13. He will discuss the recent criminal justice overhaul in Louisiana as well as his concerns about the way the media covers criminal justice matters. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $13 for members and $17 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Fair Districts Louisiana group will speak at Press Club on Nov. 6

Three representatives from Fair Districts Louisiana will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Nov. 6. Matt Bailey, Brian Marks and Stephen Kearny will discuss this new grassroots, bipartisan alliance of organizations and citizens who support redistricting reform. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $13 for members and $17 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Downtown Development Director Davis Rhorer will speak at Press Club on Oct. 30

Davis Rhorer, director of the Baton Rouge Downtown Development District, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 30. The DDD is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and Rhorer will discuss accomplishments and what’s ahead. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $13 for members and $17 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Visit Baton Rouge CEO will speak at Press Club on Oct. 23

Paul Arrigo, president and CEO of Visit Baton Rouge, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 23. Arrigo will discuss the hotel occupancy tax on the November ballot and share details about upcoming events and conferences in Baton Rouge. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $13 for members and $17 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


CPRA official to address Press Club on Oct. 16

Johnny Bradberry, executive assistant to the governor for coastal activities and chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 16. Bradberry will talk about all things related to CPRA efforts to fund and implement the state Coastal Master Plan, including the problems, successes and new strategies going forward. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $13 for members and $17 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program. Like the Baton Rouge Press Club on Facebook.


University of Louisiana System president will speak at Press Club on Oct. 9

Jim Henderson, president and CEO of the University of Louisiana System, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 9. Henderson will unveil a new strategic framework for the largest university system in the state. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $13 for members and $17 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Public Service Commission candidates will speak at Press Club on Oct. 2

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host three candidates for the Louisiana Public Service Commission on Monday, Oct. 2. Speaking will be former State Rep. Damon Baldone, a lawyer from Houma, who is serving as the interim commissioner; Craig Greene, a Baton Rouge physician; and former State Rep. Lenar Whitney, also from Houma. All three candidates are Republicans to replace Scott Angelle, who resigned to take a job in the Trump administration. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $13 for members and $17 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


State treasurer candidates will speak at Press Club on Sept. 25

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host four candidates for the office of Louisiana Treasurer on Monday, Sept. 25. Speaking will be three Republicans: former Commissioner of Administration Angele Davis, of Baton Rouge; State Sen. Neil Riser, of Columbia; and former State Rep. John Schroder, of Covington; and one Democrat: New Orleans attorney Derrick Edwards. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $13 for members and $17 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


La. Department of Children and Family Services secretary will speak at Press Club on Sept. 18

Marketa Walters, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Sept. 18. Walters will discuss workforce development and a new grant for the department. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $13 for members and $17 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.