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Dec 04, 2008
Governor Bobby Jindal Announces Appointments to the Atchafalaya Trace Heritage Area Development Zone Review Board

BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Atchafalaya Trace Heritage Area Development Zone Review Board.

The Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Development Zone is a tax credit program intended to boost economic development within the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. The Atchafalaya Trace Heritage Area Development Zone Review Board evaluates Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Development Zone applicants and makes recommendations to the Department of Economic Development regarding eligible candidates.

According to statute, the board is comprised of eight members, including the governor, the secretary of the Department of Economic Development, the secretary of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, the chair of the Atchafalaya Trace Heritage Area Commission, the secretary of the Department of Revenue, the chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means, the chairman of the Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee, or their designees and the executive director of the Atchafalaya Trace Commission.

Appointments to the Atchafalaya Trace Heritage Area Development Zone Review Board:

Pam Breaux, of Baton Rouge, is the secretary of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. Breaux will serve as an ex-officio member, as required by statute.

Debra Credeur, of Baton Rouge, is the current executive director Atchafalaya Trace Heritage Area Commission. Credeur will serve as an ex-officio member, as required by statute.

Chris Gillott, of Baton Rouge, is Governor Jindal’s policy advisor for economic development issues. Gillott will serve as the designee of the governor, as required by statute.

Rep. Hunter Greene, of Baton Rouge, is the chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means. Greene will serve as an ex-officio member, as required by statute.

Brenda Guess, of Baton Rouge, is an economic development manager at the Department of Economic Development. Guess will serve as the designee of the secretary of the Department of economic development, as required by statute.

Sen. Rob Marionneaux, of Livonia, is the chair of the Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee. Marionneaux will serve as an ex-officio member, as required by statute.

Earl Millet, Jr., of New Orleans, is the deputy secretary for the Department of Revenue. Millet will serve as the designee of the secretary of the Department of Revenue, as required by statute.

Carrie Stansbury, of Morgan City, is the current president of the Atchafalaya Trace Commission. Stansbury will serve as an ex-officio member, as required by statute.

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