The Network Coalition celebrates 20 years in N.O.
A twenty year old think tank of Louisiana and Mississippi Black elected officials that works to improve public policy outcomes, recently saluted the leadership of Southern University chancellor James Llorens, Legislative Black Caucus chair State Representative Katrina Jackson, Acadian Companies executives Ray Bias and Terry Landry Jr., and former New Orleans city councilman Oliver Thomas.
Known as The Network Coalition, the group gathers annually during the Southern University versus Jackson State football weekend and again in New Orleans during the Bayou Classic.
This year, The Network celebrated supporters and leaders who helped start the coalition, including community leader Eva Shanklin, corporate supporter William “Bill” Oliver, the Network chairman Joe Fuller, members of the Louisiana Municipal Association Black Caucus (represented by current president the Rev. Glenn Green), CAWAN Resource Group, and members of the Black Caucus Police Jury Association of Louisiana (represented by the current president Maggie Daniel).
More than two hundred guests celebrate the growth of the Network and the work of policy leaders throughout the state of Louisiana.
The event is organized annually by VCI International Inc president Allen Semien Sr.