PUBLIC INPUT NEEDED: Bicycle and Pedestrian Regional Safety Plan

May 30, 2019 Comments Off on PUBLIC INPUT NEEDED: Bicycle and Pedestrian Regional Safety Plan

South Central Planning and Development Commission (SCPDC) is requesting public input for the regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Plan. The goal of this plan is the reduction of bicycle and pedestrian related crashes, serious injuries and fatalities within our seven-parish area including Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary and Terrebonne parishes.

 There are two ways you can participate.

 TAKE OUR ONLINE SURVEY: SCPDC has launched a new interactive digital survey that you can take using your phone, tablet or computer. In as little as 5-minutes you can be part of the planning process telling us your thoughts on funding priorities, your habits & needs, and even use an interactive mapping tool to zoom in and tell us your safety concerns and/or where you might want to see a new sidewalk or bike path. The survey can be found by visiting our website at

PARTICIPATE IN ONE OF OUR WORKSHOPS: The public is also invited to participate through a series of short, interactive workshops that will be held throughout the month June for St. James, St. John the Baptist and St. Mary parishes.  If you miss the meetings or are unable to attend, please be sure to take the online survey mentioned above.

Both are designed to provide planners with needed local knowledge and expertise and provide opportunities for you to share safety concerns and potential solutions related to pedestrians and bicyclists in your neighborhood and throughout the region.

 Workshops are scheduled for:

St. James

June 4th, 5:30pm Courthouse Annex, 2631 Hwy 20, Vacherie.

June 20th, 5:30pm at the St. James Hospital Community Room, 1645 Lutcher Ave., Lutcher

St. John the Baptist

June 6th, 5:30pm at the Norris Millet, Sr. Library, 2920 Hwy 51, LaPlace

June 19th, 5:30pm at the Roland Borne, Sr. Library, 2979 Hwy 18, Edgard

St. Mary

June 13th, 5:30pm at the SLCC-Young Memorial Campus, 900 Youngs Rd. Morgan City

June 25th, 6:00pm at the Franklin City Hall, 300 Iberia St., Franklin



Stephanie Bruning


Make A Difference – Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Survey

April 29, 2019 Comments Off on Make A Difference – Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Survey

South Central Planning and Development Commission (SCPDC) is creating a regional plan to address bicycle and pedestrian safety. Funded by LA Department of Transportation & Development, it is our goal that the plan will help our region plan for safe bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure that will save lives, improve the quality of life for residents, connect schools, residences and businesses and benefit the health and welfare for people of all abilities. However, we cannot do this without your help!

 SCPDC has launched a new online digital survey to ensure we can get as much public input as possible, along with public meetings we plan to hold April-June of this year. Please take the time to take the survey and share with your colleagues, customers, clients, friends and family and share on your website and social media platforms. Flyers can be downloaded on our website as well. Thank you so very much for your assistance. We look forward to planning safe transportation options for people of all ages and abilities.

Take the survey - click to begin

DRA Opens 2019 Application Period for Community Investments

March 7, 2019 Comments Off on DRA Opens 2019 Application Period for Community Investments

DRA is opening the 2019 application cycle to provide investments through its available funding opportunities. DRA funding programs are tailored to address specific infrastructure improvements, help develop the Delta’s workforce and local industries, and enhance regional economic opportunities.

Organizations and communities can apply online at The application process runs through May 31, and funds are available in DRA’s footprint in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.

Communities and organizations are encouraged to work closely with their local development district office, which has staff members trained by the DRA, to assist with the application process.

Information on state-specific funding allocations, funding program eligibility requirements and guidelines, and contact information for local development districts are available here.


Contact Person at SCPDC: Stephanie Brüning (

Parish’s eligible: Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary

Opening Available: ACCOUNTANT  

January 17, 2019 Comments Off on Opening Available: ACCOUNTANT  

South Central Planning and Development Commission is seeking to fill a position of an Accountant.  This position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business with at least two years of experience.  Governmental or fund-based accounting experience is a plus.  Written and oral communication skills and knowledge in Microsoft Office and Excel are required.  Position will be responsible for preparing and processing agency biweekly payroll.  This includes, but is not limited to, reviewing accuracy of all employee timesheets and preparation of various spreadsheets, forms and reports with payroll information. This position is also responsible for, but not limited to, preparing invoices for some federal/state projects, tracking & tagging of agency assets, monthly balancing of various bank statements and assisting with the preparation of some audit schedules annually.  Applicant must have the ability to work independently and work well with others. Salary range is based upon experience and qualifications.  Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.  Send resume to: or South Central Planning and Development Commission, P. O. Box 1870, Gray, LA  70359.  EOE/AAE.

Calling All Entrepreneurs: Delta I-Fund Seeking Entrepreneurs to Build Start-ups

January 17, 2019 Comments Off on Calling All Entrepreneurs: Delta I-Fund Seeking Entrepreneurs to Build Start-ups

The Delta I-Fund is seeking entrepreneurs to participate in a 12-week virtual course that will help launch start-up companies in our region. The I-Fund will match entrepreneurs with a mentor, and the organization will provide funding for your team’s proof of concept. The cohort begins March 9 and you can sign up now to participate in the program, which is modeled after the National Science Foundation’s successful I-Corp program.

The I-Fund program will teach participating entrepreneurs about Lean Start-up methodology, including how to document a business model and how to improve your business by seeking customer input. DRA supports the I-Fund mission of improving low-to-moderate income communities throughout our eight-state region. The program seeks to provide a platform for the creation and launch of high-growth companies, spurring economic development and job creation in the region. For more information, visit


SCPDC Contact Person: Stephanie Brüning

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