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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Caddo Parish Commissioners elected to lead statewide organization

PJAL Black Caucus Officers 2019

CADDO PARISH COMMISSIONERS ELECTED TO LEAD STATEWIDE ORGANIZATION

Commissioners Stormy Gage-Watts and Lyndon B. Johnson have been selected by a body of peers as officers of the Black Caucus of the Police Jury Association of Louisiana.  Gage-Watts will head up the Caucus as President, and Johnson will serve as Treasurer.

“It is an honor to serve and represent Caddo Parish in this leadership role,” said Commissioner Gage-Watts.  “The Caucus serves a vital role in representing and addressing the issues of urban parish officials and citizens, and I hope to enhance our work and broaden our knowledge base through informational workshops and sharing of best practices,” Gage-Watts said.

The Police Jury Association of Louisiana was created in 1924 to improve parish government in the State of Louisiana. Membership is open to each of the 64 parishes in the State of Louisiana, whether organized as a Police Jury, Parish Council or Parish Commission. The Black Caucus of the Louisiana Police Jury Association’s mission is to provide organizational structure for black and/or urban parish officials to present and respond to issues affecting their constituency, promote legislation beneficial to the people they represent, serve as a clearinghouse for information and to provide a mechanism for effective representation and participation within the Police Jury Association of Louisiana.  The Caucus currently has approximately 100 participating members.

“I am humbled by my colleagues’ confidence in me and look forward to serving the Caucus in my position as Treasurer,” said Commissioner Johnson. “The Caucus exists to help us better serve our urban communities, and I am eager to continue this important work with my fellow elected officials,” said Johnson.

Gage-Watts and Johnson were sworn in by Caddo Parish Attorney Donna Frazier at the Policy Jury Association of Louisiana’s annual meeting on February 14.

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