The St. James Advisory Leadership Council met through a series of telephone conferences during the week of July 19-23, 2010. Council members taking part in this phone conference were: Greg Gravois, Faye Washington , Jason Amato, Pete Dufresne, Wilson Malbrough, Carol Weber, Charles Nailor and LSU AgCenter St. James Parish staff members: Ken Guidry, Robin W. Hart, Al Orgeron, and Lisa Weber.
The purpose of the advisory leadership meetings was to update the council about the status of the LSU AgCenter budget and to request members in contacting members of the Legislative Board and Louisiana Board of Regents.
Wilson Malbrough, council president, will begin a letter writing campaign to all elected officials. Advisory Council members all pledged to make contacts.
LSU AgCenter St. James Parish chair provided members with information on the budget and the overall LSU budget situation. After answering questions from members, the conference meetings were adjourned.