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The Town of White Castle receives KEEP LOUISIANA BEAUTIFUL GRANT

The Town of White Castle receives KEEP LOUISIANA BEAUTIFUL GRANT AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR TOWN BEAUTIFICATION AT LMA CONVENTION IN SHREVEPORT. MAYOR GRADUATES FROM COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

Shreveport, Louisiana– Mayor Gerald Jermarr Williams wrote a grant to enhance, gentrify, and beautify the Town of White Castle. The grant awarded $3,300 will be granted to the town to enhance those efforts. Keep Louisiana Beautiful, Inc. is the state’s anti-litter and community improvement organization focused on education, enforcement, awareness, and cleanups. Affiliated with Keep America Beautiful, Keep Louisiana Beautiful’s mission is to promote personal, corporate, and community responsibility for a clean and beautiful Louisiana. With a network if 40 affiliates in communities throughout the state, over 35,000 volunteers work toward a clean and Beautiful Louisiana.
The Town of White Castle was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Town Beautification Award at the Louisiana Municipal Association. They along with 13 other cities and states were awarded for their works in maintaining the upkeep of their community. CONGRATS WHITE CASTLE!

Conway, Ark.-Mayor Gerald Jermarr Williams of White Castle, LA was among the 25 individuals who were awarded graduation certificates during the 31st annual Community Development (CDI) at the University of Central Arkansas on August 4, 2017. Mayor Williams completed all three years of the Institute’s program of study.

CDI trains community leaders and economic development professionals on how to strengthen their local economies and build communities. This is achieved by developing the ability of participants to identify community assets, set goals, encourage collaboration, and partnerships with stakeholders, and bring communities, organizations and businesses together to respond to a broad range of economic and quality of life issues.

The complete CDI experience is a three year program, with one week of training per year. Participants move through the program curriculum in cohorts, and are exposed to a comprehensive, applied approach to the field of community and economic development!

UCA is the birthplace for Community Development Institute, which started in 1987 in partnership with Entergy, Southwestern Bell, and ARKLA. Since that time, CDI’s have been established in Texas, Alabama, Idaho and Illinois, and a national governing and certification body, the Community Development Council, has been created.
We are proud of you MAYOR! Job well done!