• "Fort Polk is vital to the area. We hope to unite

    the installation and the surrounding communities

    to care for its soldiers and their families. It's our


    -Michael Reese, Fort Polk Progress President

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  • Attend the Listening Session at a location near you!

    To encourage as many people as possible to participate in the March 3 Listening Session with the Department of the Army concerning possible troop reductions at Fort Polk, Fort Polk Progress, the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce and the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance will conduct concurrent Listening Sessions in Leesville, Alexandria and Lake Charles. 


    The Alexandria and Lake Charles sessions will be streamed via the Internet to the Leesville Listening Session. 


    All three sessions will begin promptly at 6 p.m. with doors opening early for seating. We encourage you to attend the session that is closest to you geographically and to arrive early and to be seated as soon as possible so that there is no delay in beginning the sessions.  If you would like to make a public comment, attendees at each session will make every effort to accommodate you.


    First United Pentecostal Church
    101 Nolan Trace, Leesville, LA 71446
    Contact: Tammy Sharp 337-378-9329



    Convention Hall at Alexandria City Hall

    915 Third Street, Alexandria, LA 71301

    Contact: Deborah Randolph  318-442-6671



    Lake Charles Civic Center, 2nd Floor Contraband Room

    900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601

    Contact: Avon Knowlton 337-433-3632



    Individuals who require an accommodation of a disability in order to attend any of the the Listening Sessions are asked to contact the appropriate person for each location.