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Executive Director
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Lauren Morris
Project Coordinator
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Robin Abshire
Community Development Coordinator
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Administrative Specialist
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Arts Council Office

The Arts Council office is open Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM, often closed for lunch. As the nature of our business involves public events, and community outreach, the office may sometimes be closed during regularly scheduled business hours. Please call ahead – 337-439-2787 – to ensure that someone will be in the office and able to help you.

Arts Council Board of Directors, 2018-19

Arts Council board meetings are open to the public and are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Benjamin W. Mount Auditorium of Central School.

Executive Committee

Emily Porche, President
Calcasieu Parish Police Jury

Morgan Turpin, First Vice President
SWLA Economic Development Alliance

Devan Corbello, Second Vice President
Corbello’s Menswear

Amy Nyberg, Secretary
CSE Federal Credit Union

James Guilbeaux, Jr., Treasurer
Stevens Guilbeaux Financial Consulting


Taylor Finchum Alexander, Edward Jones Investments
Ellen Anthony, ALA Gallery by the Lake
Greg Bass, Golden Nugget
Geneva Breaux, McNeese State University
Michael Buckels, McNeese State University
Jana Crain, Scofield, Gerard, Pohorelsky, Gallaugher & Landry
Daneisha Davis, Pixel & Ink
Erin Davison, Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Elizabeth Eustis, Lake Charles/SWLA Convention and Visitors Bureau
Joshua Floyd, Ingle Safari Realty
Tiffany Fontenot, Trinity Baptist Church
Megan FuselierMcNeese State University 
Athena Geiger, Family & Youth Counseling Agency
Dustin Granger, Toujours Planning
Meagan Green, Lake Charles College Prep
Amie HerbertKPLC
Erik Jessen, SOWELA
Caitlin Johnson, McNeese Student Art Association
Caroline LandryHealthy Image Marketing Agency
Melissa Lewis, NAI Latter & Blum Commercial Real Estate
Angie Manning, Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
Stefanie Nixon, Million Air
Amy Nyberg, CSE Federal Credit Union
Randy Partin, Amalash Corporation
Krickett Racca, Crying Eagle Brewing Company
Allison Schnake, Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School
Roxie SmithKZWA
Megan Thomas, Calcasieu Parish Public Library
Mary Williams, Changing Spaces

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