SCPDC’s Loan Department is Reaching Out to Borrowers Following Hurricane Ida

September 13, 2021 Comments Off on SCPDC’s Loan Department is Reaching Out to Borrowers Following Hurricane Ida

The SCPDC Loan Department staff is working daily to contact each borrower, starting with those in the most affected areas of Terrebonne, Lafourche, St Charles, St James, and St John the Baptist, with the remaining affected parishes to follow, and finally the parishes outside of the Federal Disaster Declaration.  Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of our borrowers along with all of our residents, leaders, first responders, utility companies, tree clearers, lineworkers, and everyone involved in cleanup and recovery.

If you have an active loan, you can expect a phone call from us with additional information on potential payment deferments, workout plan options, and hopefully SCPDC recovery loan opportunities.  Please monitor your email for any developments and opportunities that we may be able to provide.  Please know that we are open, operational, and here to serve you to the best of our ability in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

Region 6 Watershed Regional Steering Committee Virtual Meeting – August 25 at 10am

August 17, 2021 Comments Off on Region 6 Watershed Regional Steering Committee Virtual Meeting – August 25 at 10am

The Regional Steering Committee of Watershed Region 6 will hold a meeting on August 25, 2021 at 10:00 am. This meeting is in accordance with Louisiana Watershed Initiative activities and is integral to providing a sustainable, institutional basis to increase continuity, improve flood resilience, and enable more effective flood prevention within our region. In an effort to reduce and limit the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana, and to preserve the health and safety of all members of the public, the Governor has declared the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and
ordered that it is necessary to limit public gatherings in a single place in an effort to avoid individuals being in close proximity to one another.

As a result of the public emergency, the limitations imposed on public gatherings and personal interactions, and the need for a number of members to travel to any physical meeting location from parishes where confirmed cases of COVID-19 have occurred, South Central Planning and Development Commission does hereby certify that in order to protect the lives, property, health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Louisiana, it is giving the option to conduct the Regional Steering Committee Meeting on

August 25, 2021 by teleconference or video conference in order to assure the presence of a quorum of the steering committee members.

Therefore, in accordance with Section 4 of Governor’s Proclamation Number 30 JBE 2020: Additional Measures for COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Regional Steering Committee of Watershed Region 6 will hold its August 25, 2021 meeting in-person and virtually. Regional Steering Committee of Watershed Region 6 who participate virtually will utilize the online platform “Zoom” and livestream the meeting. To participate in the web based meeting, please follow link below or you may dial in using your phone.

LA Watershed Initiative: Region 6 Steering Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM (CDT)
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TEDA launches Bayou Business Recovery Network to Aid Parish’s Small Business Community

August 16, 2021 Comments Off on TEDA launches Bayou Business Recovery Network to Aid Parish’s Small Business Community

Aug. 18 seminar kicks off expanded program

HOUMA – Terrebonne Economic Development Authority has a greater ability to assist Terrebonne’s small businesses and entrepreneurs working to start their own businesses thanks to a $40,000 grant from Louisiana Economic Development and South Louisiana Economic Council.

The Bayou Business Recovery Network is a tiered approach to provide technical assistance with local partners and consultants.  The program will launch with the Recovery Network Seminar Series where local consultants will deliver presentation on topics of interest to the business community, including financial and legal services, human resources and management training/assistance, and marketing and digital technology services.

For those who need more individual assistance, the Individual Network Support Opportunities will engage partners who can assist with their specific needs.  Those who have more complex problems can apply for limited one-on-one consulting with a network of local consultants.

“This is an opportunity to really dig in with local small businesses and ensure they are receiving the support they need in the changing landscape presented by this pandemic,” said Matt Rookard, TEDA’s CEO. “We encourage interested businesses to attend next week’s seminar to learn about the program.”

The Aug. 18 seminar will be conducted at 6 p.m. at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library, 121 Library Drive in Houma. Presenters will include Jason Bergeron of Stratify and Deanne Webb of Southern HR. Masks are required to attend; registration is available on

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Katherine Theriot

Director of Business Retention & Expansion


Public Notice: SCPDC Loan Board Meeting: August 17 at 8:30am

August 12, 2021 Comments Off on Public Notice: SCPDC Loan Board Meeting: August 17 at 8:30am

Due to Stay Home Orders and in response to the Corona/COVID-19 virus, Governor Edwards authorized some temporary changes to Open Meetings Law that would allow Public Meetings via
Video and/or Phone conference. Proclamations No. JBE2020-27 & JBE2020-30 provide language allowing these changes amidst the social distancing “Stay Home” orders. The Attorney General rendered his Memorandum to “Public Bodies” suggesting that the Governor’s Proclamation is clear that while “the quorum requirement has not changed”, but that under Gubernatorial Proclamation No. JBE 2020-30, a Public Body may conduct business “via telephone conference or video conference” and that [it] “shall provide a written certification that the [Board] was otherwise unable to operate due to quorum requirements….” Therefore:

South Central Planning and Development Commission’s
Loan Board does call a meeting scheduled for
17 August 2021 @ 8:30 AM to be held at its office at
5058 West Main, Houma, LA and

With this Notice, SCPDC does Certify that agenda items require action from the LOAN BOARD and that due to the social distancing/travel/orders Proclaimed by JBE 2020-30 the LOAN BOARD would otherwise be unable to operate due to quorum requirements without members of the Board participating via telephone conference or video conference. While the public is invited to attend in person, the gathering shall be limited to less than 10 persons including staff. In lieu of this, the public can tune-in to the Zoom Meeting conference by: Please contact the Loan Department for details on registering and attending the meeting via zoom.



Job Opening: Planner I or II

July 20, 2021 Comments Off on Job Opening: Planner I or II

Planner I or II

 South Central Planning & Development Commission is seeking a Regional Planner with knowledge/experience in planning and its principals, grant writing, GIS, and technical reporting.  Responsibilities include writing and management of Federal, State, and Local Grants.  Other responsibilities may include the management of special projects on behalf of the Commission and its member jurisdictions.  The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, have the ability to work effectively with local, state, and federal officials, interest groups, and the general public.  This position may require public speaking, attendance of night meetings and travel.  Minimum qualifications should include a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Business, or a related field.  Prior parish, municipal or regional experience is a plus.  Salary range:  $40,000 – $79,800 to be commensurate with experience and education.  SCPDC is an EOE/AAE.

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.  Send resume to SCPDC Planner PO Box 1870, Gray, LA  70359 or email to:

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