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222 Saint Louis St.
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Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-5140 Office

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Dr. Leo Butler Community Center
950 E. Washington St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-8720 Office
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Council District 10
Tara Wicker
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Quarterly Issue 2

Council District 10 Tara WickerOn November 6, 2012 Incumbent Councilmember Tara Wicker was elected by the citizens of District 10 to serve a second term on the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council.

Tara Wicker is a lifetime resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has a Masters Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Public Policy Analysis. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. Tara served in the Office of the Mayor President for the City of Baton Rouge as Assistant Chief Administrative Officer during Mayor Simpson's administration. For several years she worked as a Program Officer and Community Organizer for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, where she established five local Community Development Corporations (CDC's) and other community revitalization efforts throughout the City Baton Rouge. In addition, Tara served as Executive Assistant for the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. She is currently serving her second term as Chairman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Planning Commission. Tara serves as a United Way Board Member and is the current Chairman for the Community Investment Cabinet and also Co-Chairs the Women's Leadership Council.

Tara is a dedicated and passionate Christian and community activist who believes strongly in the value of the family unit. She has lived and worked throughout the City of Baton Rouge for most of her life and career.

Tara is married for 21 years to her high school sweetheart, Michael Wicker, former Louisiana State Trooper, current minister, and local business owner. She is the mother of five Tya, Trinity, Michael, Mya, and Magnus.

Councilwoman Wicker's Legislative Aide is Cordia Clark. You may contact Cordia at 389-5140, 389-8720 or

Community and Leadership Involvement
  • Community and Leadership Involvement;
  • Zoning Advisory Committee;
  • Chairman, EBR Planning Commission;
  • Chairman, Capital Area United Way Community Investment Cabinet;
  • Chairman, United Way Women's Leadership Council;
  • Former Chairman, East Baton Rouge Council on Aging;
  • Selected as a Pew Civic Entrepreneur;
  • Co-Chair of Mayor's Commission on Revenue and Expenditures (MCORE);
  • Former Board Member of Mid-City Redevelopment Alliance;
  • Coordinated the development of the Plan to End Chronic Homelessness;
  • Semi-Finalists, Do Something Brick Award;
  • Selected Baton Rouge Business Report Top 40 Under 40;
  • Co-Coordinator of Smart Growth Task Force;
  • Former Board Member of Habitat for Humanity;
  • Former Member of Residential Living Task Force, Plan Baton Rouge;
  • Children's Coalition Board Member;
  • Women's Council of Greater Baton Rouge;
  • Former Board Member Baton Rouge Area Sports Foundation;
  • Former Board Member Baton Rouge Convention & Visitors Bureau;
  • President of Mid-City Community Association;
  • Former Vice-President PTO, South Boulevard;
  • Former President PTO, Shiloh Early Learning Academy;
  • Former Mayor Representative for Downtown Development District Commission;
  • Co-Founder Community Builders, Inc., and
  • Founder of Transformations Healthy Lifestyle System.

For the City of Baton Rouge Established or Served As:

  • First Blight Elimination Ordinance;
  • Task Force to End Chronic Homelessness, Roadmap to Restoration;
  • Disadvantage Business Enterprise Ordinance;
  • Amendments to the EBR Alcohol Ordinance;
  • Spanish Town Parking Ordinance;
  • Mayor's Youth Advisory Commission;
  • Mass Transportation Task Force;
  • Mayor's Campaign Against Breast Cancer;
  • Advisor for Hope 6 Project Baton Rouge;
  • Get Fit Campaign;
  • Good News Baton Rouge Talk Show;
  • City of Baton Rouge representative for McKinley High Restoration Project;
  • Emerging Small Business Network;
  • Mayor's Blight Elimination Team, and
  • Neighborhoods-In-Action Project;
  • Neighborhood Housing Network;

Special Interests

  • Business and Personal Image Consulting;
  • Healthy Lifestyle Coaching;
  • Leadership and Organizational Development Training;
  • Strategic Planning;
  • Business Development and Advertising;
  • Communications Consulting, and
  • Public Speaking.