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Visit Baton Rouge

Authorized by:
Metro Council

Function:
Oversees Vist Baton Rouge which has the purpose of, directly or indirectly, developing and/or carring out programs and activities designed to attract and promote conventions and tourism in the City and Parish. The Board meets each month on the 4th Thursday, with the exception of July and November.

Reference:
Parish Ordinance No. 3893 and City Ordinance No. 2905, adopted October 25, 1982, as amended, and Metropolitan Ordinances 7743, adopted December 12, 1984, as amended, and Metropolitan Ordinance 7667, adopted October 10, 1984, as amended and Metropolitan Ordinance 7943, Metropolitan Ordinance 9158, adopted October 10, 1990. Ordinance 10657, adopted June 26, 1996. Title 1, Chapter 2, Part III, Section 1:102 of the Code of Ordinances and Section 3 of Act 62 of the Louisiana Legislature of 1972.Mayoral appointment does not require council concurrence. Ordinance 15407 adopted October 24, 2012 renames the Board to Visit Baton Rouge. (10 Member board made up of the following appointments:) 1. La. Restaurant Association, 2. Foundation for Historical La., 3. Baton Rouge Lodging Association, 4. Baton Rouge Lodging Association, 5. Council Appointment, 6. Council Appointment (May be a Council member), 7. Arts Council, 8. DDD Rep., 9. Baton Rouge Area Chamber, 10. Mayoral Appointment. (THE COUNCIL CONCURS IN ALL APPOINTMENTS EXCEPT FOR THE MAYORAL APPOINTMENT.)

Term:
3 Years

MemberTerm Expiration
Andy Blouin 12/31/2017
C. Denise Marcelle 12/31/2017
Mark Drennan 12/31/2016
Flynn Foster 12/31/2016
Carolyn McKnight 12/31/2016
LANI GUILBEAU 12/31/2016
Ralph Ney 12/31/2015
Bob Mercer 12/31/2015
Mickey Parenton 12/31/2015
Lee Wesley 12/31/2017