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LaMATS Congratulates Leadership Academy Fellowship Recipient

Roderick Scott, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Gov. John Bel Edwards and a valued advocate of the LMA, has been chosen as one of 33 community leaders from eight states to join the 2022 class of the Delta Regional Authority’s Leadership Institute Executive Academy.


The prestigious DRA Fellowship provides tools, training, and professional networks to exceptional governmental, academic and business leaders within the Delta region. As part of the nine-month Fellowship experience, Scott will have access to local, regional, and national experts in key policy areas such as infrastructure and transportation, small business and entrepreneurship, workforce development, public health, and other topics necessary to promote sustained economic growth.


“Roderick is an ideal candidate for this honor,” said LMA Executive Director John Gallagher. “His work on behalf of Louisiana’s local governments has made him an expert in his own right and a strong ally for our membership within the Governor’s administration.”


LaMATS Executive Director Cliff Palmer praised Scott’s enthusiastic partnership and advocacy for Louisiana municipalities demonstrated during his years with the Governor’s office, adding, “We know Roderick will bring the full value of this fellowship back to Louisiana in his current and future roles.”


Scott has served Louisiana in several key positions, including six years within the administration of Gov. John Bel Edwards, six with former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu and three with the late Governor Edwin Edwards.


The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) is a federal-state partnership created by Congress in 2000 to promote and encourage the economic development of the lower Mississippi River Delta and Alabama Black Belt regions. For more information on their numerous funding assistance programs for municipalities, visit Delta Regional Authority | Economic Development in the Delta Region (dra.gov)




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