Men to Watch: Lemar Marshall, 54
Hammond City Councilman-District 4
Practice Administrator at North Oaks Obstetrics & Gynecology, LLC
Location: Hammond, LA
Moves made in 2014: Re-elected to the Hammond City Council; started the Hammond Youth Education Alliance; Became a White-Riley-Peterson Fellow studying after-school policy at the Riley Institute at Furman University; started two pilot sites for the launch of our citywide after-school program; was honored by Southeastern Louisiana University College of Education for my commitment to education improvement in Hammond; and served as head coach for U11 Hammond Hurricanes Basketball and won five, fi rst place awards during our 2014 season.
What to expect in 2015: Just recently was honored by the Tangipahoa Public Library with the 2015 Service Award. I plan to be a very successful on the Council. I want to see us implement a citywide afterschool program for middle and junior high level students. I will be working on several ordinances to enhance the overall quality of life in Hammond communities, and I will support the work needed to be done to start a Greenville Park Revitalization Initiative.
Personal Resolution for 2015: Stick to a healthier lifestyle, lose 40 pounds, and spend more time with my family.
Business Resolution for 2015: Accomplish our NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance Certifi cation.
Life/business motto: It does not matter who makes the decision as long as it is the right one.
Role Models: My grandmother and Uncle Sam Rouse
What music are you dancing to? Stuck in the ’80s
What are you reading? “How Children Succeed” by Paul Tough
Louisiana is home for many talented, intellectual, cultured, and politically savvy people. THE DRUM staff and editors have identifi ed the people to watch in 2015 from Ponchatoula and Hammond to Baton Rouge and Lafayette. We introduce them to you here and encourage you to follow these leaders. Read about them all at MEN TO WATCH 2015.