Who is on Arceneaux’s Team as He Becomes Mayor of Shreveport?
Shreveport Mayor-elect Tom Arceneaux has named the members of his transition team.
Former City Attorney William C. Bradford, Jr. and former Chief Administrative Officer Tom Dark have been named as co-chair of this team.
This group of folks will work on transitioning into office and putting together a plan to address many of the issues Arceneaux talked about during the campaign. This will include long and short term problems facing our community.
In a news release issued this morning, the Arceneaux teams says he will "Make good on his promise to include voices from across the community."
Who Are the Members of the Arceneaux Transition Team?
Mayoral First Lady
Zuzul Coastal Cuisine - Owner and Louisiana Food Prize Finalist
Philanthropist Founder at The Ballengee Foundation
FireTech Systems - Owner
Business Owner and Caddo Parish Commissioner - District 10
Robert Dean, CPA, ABV
Heard, McElroy and Vestal - Director
Coach and Retired SPD
Brittney Dunn, CPA
Shreveport Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce – President
Bill Flanagan, J.D.
Retired Assistant United States Attorney
City Council - District B
Sarah Giglio, J.D.
Gilmer & Giglio, LLC. - Partner
James Hobley, M.D.
GastroIntestinal Specialists – Partner
V.P. Business Development Officer – Capital One and former Louisiana State Senator
Theron Jackson, Ph.D.
Morning Star Baptist Church of Shreveport - Pastor
Blanchard Walker and Trinity Oil
Bobby Jelks, M.S.
Franks Management Company – President and CEO
“Pastor CeJay” Program/Content Director KOKA
Axom Development - President
MBA and Business Owner and Former Assistant CAO – City of Shreveport
Rich Lamb, J.D.
Weiner, Weiss & Madison - Partner
Tim Magner, Ed.D.
Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce - President
Anderson Oil & Gas
Mike Moore Team Real Estate Agents - Owner
Williams Creative Group – Owner
John Nickelson, J.D
City Council-District C and Nickelson Law - Owner
Grant Nuckolls, M.S.
Owner of Twisted Root, Cuban Liquor & Wine and Jacquelyn’s Café – Owner
Retired Police Chief – SPD
L. Havard Scott, III., J.D.
Law Offices of L. Havard Scott, III.
Arthur Thompson, J.D.
Former Clerk of Council – City of Shreveport
Steve Walker, M.S.
Former JPMorgan Chase Market President
Southern Components, Inc. – Principal
Hilary Wooley, J.D.
Corporate Counsel for Biomedical Research Foundation of NW Louisiana
Arceneaux's release says:
"The Transition Team will serve at the pleasure of the Mayor-Elect and is tasked with providing him with support in all matters related to his transition to the Office of the Mayor. All costs associated with Arceneaux’s administrative transition and long-range transition activities will be paid for by the Tom Arceneaux Campaign."
Arceneaux says “I want to thank each citizen that answered the call to serve. Their participation on this team will play a critical role in the smooth transition of power and will help me to plan workable solutions for issues that affect each of our neighborhoods.
This group will operate in 6 committees who will advise the the Mayor-Elect on a variety of topics from personnel to finances.
Administrative Transition Committee
This committee is responsible for advising the Mayor-Elect on transitional responsibilities related to operations that occur between Election Day and the Mayor-Council Inauguration to be held on December 31, 2022.
Public Safety Transition Committee
This is a Long-Range Survey Committee that will assist the Mayor-Elect in developing citizen led strategies to reduce crime. It will host discussion sessions with the public and following the inauguration this committee will provide the Mayor an assessment of its findings.
Blight Abatement Transition Committee
This is a Long-Range Survey Committee that will assist the Mayor-Elect in identifying existing blight abatement laws, successful blight strategies practiced in like-sized cities, and key areas of concern in the community. Following the inauguration, this committee will provide the Mayor an assessment of its findings.
Business and Economic Development Transition Committee
This is a Long-Range Survey Committee that will assist the Mayor-Elect by developing a report that outlines key impediments to new and expanding businesses within the City of Shreveport. This committee will also identify ways for the City of Shreveport to encourage Minority, Woman, and Veteran owned business participation in city contracting. Following the inauguration, this committee will provide the Mayor an assessment of its findings.
Community Building Transition Committee
This is a Long-Range Survey Committee that will coordinate community outreach efforts with the Mayor-Elect following his inauguration. This committee will also work to develop suggested youth, arts, sports, music, and outreach programming that support the efforts of the City of Shreveport.
Finance Transition Committee
This committee is responsible for reviewing the City budget and advising the Mayor-Elect of all accounting, actuarial, and practical matters related to the Certified Audited Financial Report. This committee will provide the Mayor-Elect a report on key items related to city finances.
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