Baton Rouge

The capital of Louisiana and a combined City-Parish, Baton Rouge bursts with rich Louisiana culture, heritage and food. It boasts two major universities, booming petro-chemical, construction and healthcare industries, a major biomedical research center and a plethora of cultural festivals, Cajun restaurants and historical sites.

In 2010-2011, City Hall Fellows deployed a 6-Fellow cohort to Baton Rouge. Their mission: help Baton Rouge get closer to its goal of becoming “America’s next great city.” The Fellows tackled projects ranging from increasing local volunteerism to preventing hurricane and flood damage. They designed new juvenile offender rehabilitation programs, kicked-off an upgrade to the city’s decades-old financial management system and helped develop a plan for attracting more young talent to the greater Baton Rouge metropolitan area.

“Baton Rouge supports City Hall Fellows because of the program’s ability to attract and retain recent college graduates while developing their abilities as local citizen leaders.”

– Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden

Meet the Baton Rouge Fellows

2011 Baton Rouge Fellows


Learn more about our work in Baton Rouge

Do-Gooders’ Awarded Grants for Nonprofit Work
The Advocate (Nov. 20, 2010) 

Coda: Bethany Rubin Henderson
Currents (Oct. 2010, p. 58)

New Faces in city halls
The Advocate (Aug. 16, 2010)

City Hall Fellows to Tap Grads’ Ideas
The Advocate (Aug. 3, 2010)

Louisiana: The State We’re In: Segment on City Hall Fellows
Louisiana Public Broadcasting (Feb. 16, 2010)

Fellows Program Lets Graduates Learn Government
The Advocate (Feb. 8, 2010)

Baton Rouge First Mid-Sized City to Join National Service Program
Baton Rouge Today (Feb. 8, 2010)


Key Baton Rouge Supporters

Baton Rouge Friends of Fellows (2010-2011)

Rudy AguilarPartner, McGlinchey Stafford
Cheri Morial Ausberry, Vice President & CRA Business Development Officer, Capital One
Mike BruceCo-Founder & Managing Principal, ABMB Engineering
Tandra R. Davison, Director, Quality Services, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady of Health Systems
Winston G. Decuir, Jr.Partner, Decuir, Clark & Adams LLP
Dr. Jared Llorens, Assistant Professor, Public Administration Institute, Louisiana State University
Shelley Massengale
Amanda WellsAttorney, Jones Walker


Other Key Supporters


City of Baton Rouge / East Baton Rouge Parish
Baton Rouge Area Chamber
Foundation for the Mid South 

Brandon Decuir
Cordell & Ava Haymon
Ayan & Mike Rubin
Kathy Fletcher Victorian

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