Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., was in Bossier City Wednesday to meet with members of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce, along with other officials and dignitaries.
She updated the group on many projects and plans, along with candid words about the state of affairs in Washington.
Covering issues from Bossier Parish Community College to I-49, Landrieu offered a clear look at the local area from a “Washington” perspective.
“Bossier has ‘the sky’s the limit’ in front of you,” she said.
Craig Spohn, Executive Director of the Cyber Innovation Center, said Landrieu has been an ally to the local area.
“Sen. Landrieu has been demonstrating extraordinary leadership for northwest Louisiana,” Spohn told the crowd.
In response, Landrieu offered compliments to Spohn, the Cyber Innovation Center and the future of cyber industry in northwest Louisiana.
“You could not have a better leader than Craig Spohn,” she said. “The leadership is working to bring a cyber footprint (here).”
Landrieu also took the opportunity to single out Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) and Chancellor Jim Henderson.
“He is a tremendous leader,” she said. “BPCC is the best community college in the state.”
Her remarks resulted in spontaneous applause from the crowd.
Landrieu also spoke of construction taking place at Camp Minden on the Bossier Parish-Webster Parish line. “I don’t know if you are aware of what is taking place out there, but it is very exciting,” she said.
Construction is well under way for a joint training facility at the old ammunition plant. “It will be one of the finest training centers for National Guard and Reserves,” Landrieu said.
“Our vision is an extraordinary I-20 corridor.”
On a side note, Landrieu touched on her “Freedom to Pray” bill, authored as a result of a conflict between the Department of Justice and the Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines program.
“We are going have many many meetings to fix (the problem.)” she said.
The event was hosted by the Bossier Chamber of Commerce.
This story was first reported online by BIZ. Monthly at http://bizmagsb.com/