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222 Saint Louis St.
Room 320
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-5170 Office
(225) 389-8301 Fax

District Office:
Zachary City Hall (Thurs.-Fri.)
4700 Main St.
Zachary, LA 70721
(225) 654-0287 Office
(225) 654-5306 Fax

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District 01
  Trae Welch
District 02
  Chauna Banks-Daniel
District 03
  Chandler Loupe
District 04
  Scott Wilson
District 05
  Ronnie Edwards
District 06
  Donna Collins-Lewis
District 07
  C. Denise Marcelle
District 08
  Buddy Amoroso
District 09
  Joel Boé
District 10
  Tara Wicker
District 11
  Ryan Heck
District 12
  John Delgado
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Council District 1
Trae Welch
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Council District 1Trae Welch Trae Welch was elected to the Metropolitan Council representing District 1 in 2008. District 1 covers the northern part of the parish and generally runs north of a line that includes Heck Young Road, Lavey Lane, Petit Road, Comite Drive, Dyer Road, McCullough Road and Denham Road.

A native of Baker, Louisiana, Trae graduated from Baker High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree at UL at Monroe, and Jurist Doctorate Degree from Southern University.

Trae Welch is a local attorney in Zachary and also serves as Zachary City Prosecutor. He is a former Baker Councilman and former member of the Baker Planning and Zoning Board. Trae currently serves on the GBR Airport Board. He and his wife, Lynn own and operate a retail store in Zachary. They have two children, Quade and Vivian.

Metro 1 District Meetings

Metro 1 Meetings were organized in 1988 by Councilman Jewel “Duke” Welch, who is the father of Councilman Trae Welch. Keeping with tradition, Councilman Trae Welch would like to invite any citizen residing in District 1 to attend the monthly Metro 1 Meetings, which are held throughout the district. Council District 1 covers the northern part of the parish, including Pride/Chaneyville areas and the cities of Baker and Zachary and a small portion of Central. “My goal is to have public involvement, giving each and every person in Council District 1 an opportunity to voice t heir opinion, share ideas or suggestions and have Metro 1 serve as a clearinghouse for information.” Councilmember Welch will be moving around the district on a monthly basis in an effort to reach every citizen. Metro 1 meeting’s will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Look for signs for a Metro 1 meeting coming to your area soon. Listed below are the upcoming Metro 1 meeting dates and locations scheduled throughout the year.

Email Councilman Trae Welch or Legislative Assistant, Mrs. Lisa Rioux or call 389-5170.


First Time Home Buyer Training Programs

Held monthly at the UREC Administrative Office located at 5905 Hooper Road. For more information, please call Sharon Graves at (225)356-8871 x200.

Monday, November 11th

Veteran's Day Celebration
Baker City Hall, 2 p.m.

Friday, November 15th

Pack the Pantry Gumbo
Zachary City Hall Parking Lot, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
(non-perishable foods accepted)

Tuesday, November 26th

Council On Aging Dinner and Dance
Belle of Baton Rouge, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Saturday, November 30th

Zachary Gleaux Run
Americana,  6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Tuesday, December 3rd

Metro 1 Meeting
Pot Luck Dinner, 6:30 p.m.
Chaneyville Community Center
13211 Jackson Road, Zachary

Friday, December 6th

"Christmas in the Village"
 Zachary Historic Village, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Saturday, December 7th

Port Hudson Christmas Parade, 10 a.m.
(route is from Bethlehem Church on Plains Port Hudson, down the service road to Flonacher)

Zachary Christmas Parade, 9 a.m.

Saturday, December 14th

Baker Christmas Parade, 9 a.m.