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Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-4699 Office

District Office:
Jewel J. Newman Community Center
2013 Central Road, Suite 1
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
(225) 389-8331 Office
(225) 774-2821 Fax

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  Trae Welch
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  Chauna Banks-Daniel
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  Chandler Loupe
District 04
  Scott Wilson
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  Erika L. Green
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  Donna Collins-Lewis
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  LaMont Cole
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  Buddy Amoroso
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  Joel Boé
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  Tara Wicker
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  Ryan Heck
District 12
  John Delgado
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Council District 2
Chauna Banks-Daniel
To email the Councilmember:  council-dist2@brgov.com

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Council District 2 Chauna Banks-DanielChauna Banks was elected to the Metropolitan Council representing Council District 2 by an overwhelming victory on December 8, 2012. District 2 includes most of Baker, Alsen, Scotlandville, Beechwood, Brownsfield, and north of Hooper Road to the Comite River.

A native of Baton Rouge, Chauna graduated from Southern University Lab High School and received her Bachelor of Science degree at Southern University in Computer Science, further graduating from Southern University Graduate School with a Master’s degree in Education, Leadership and Counseling. She is employed with East Baton Rouge School System.

While rooted in a consistent tradition of empowering the underserved, Chauna has crafted a vision for Metro District 2 that focuses on equitable funding for blight elimination, infrastructure, and new housing construction. Creating economic opportunities for her constituent base whose demographics are continually expanding is a priority. She has likewise enhanced her district by increasing commercial development, experiencing a reduction in crime, and continuously advocating for healthcare access opportunities.

In 2014, Councilwoman Banks created the Jewel J. Newman Community Center (JJNCC) Advisory Board, whose dedicated support of community center staff has led to enhanced services and established the center as "A Place for All". Under her leadership, JJNCC has received increased City-Parish funding for building and grounds upgrades. The center has also been awarded several grants; The KaBOOM! in the amount $15,000 towards a “Community Playground Build” Project, an annual ExxonMobil Grant $2500, and just recently, the Capital Area United Way grant in the amount of $30,000 to operate the JJNCC TeenWorkPrepBR. Chauna has lead efforts to increase revenues and a JJNCC Capital Campaign, proceeds are dedicated to increasing the quality of life for her constituents with such events as a Masquerade Ball, Back-to-School Rally, Senior Appreciation Luncheon, and much more.

Her dedication and hands-on approach with residents, business leaders, public and private institutions, community groups, and other elected officials has been fundamental in changing the “status quo.”

The #NBRNow Blue Ribbon Commission, appointed by Councilwoman Banks in 2016, consist of nine members, whose ultimate mission is to enrich north Baton Rouge's communities and economy through the public, private partnerships, and grass root efforts. Two major initiatives being pursued: bringing Champion Medical Center emergency services to Howell Place and keeping the BREC Zoo in its current location with the necessary sustainable resources to promote it as a recreation, education, and conservation destination.

Councilwoman Banks has made a life-long commitment to move her community forward, and will always work to foster an end to joblessness, neighborhood blight and poor public education through using the tools of public policy, legislation and public involvement. Her overall vision is to improve her constituents’ quality of life – regardless of race, class, gender, or socio-economic status. She continues to believe that there is a solution to every problem, and that when we work together, everybody wins.

Chauna's Legislative Aides are Venese M. C. Morgan and Tamara Williams .


Metro21 Live Video
District 2 for You!
with District 2 Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel

2016
June 25th
North Baton Rouge Town Hall-Part 1
(March 8th)
North Baton Rouge Town Hall-Part 2
(March 8th)
North Baton Rouge Now
(March 2nd)
Masquerade Ball 2016
(January 27th)
2015
Masquerade Ball
2014
September 8th
August 2nd
"Sister's of Sophistication Back to School Rally"
July 24th
June 16th
May 14th
April 8th
January