Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has appointed Bossier City Mayor Lorenz "Lo" Walker to serve on the Louisiana Military Advisory Council.
The council provides a forum for issues concerning the installations and units of the armed forces located in Louisiana and the military and retired military personnel and their families who reside in Louisiana. Council members are tasked with formulating goals and objectives to enhance cooperation, coordination, communication, and understanding among the military, United States Department of Defense, the Louisiana Congressional Delegation, the communities in the state interfacing with the military, and state and local government agencies.
“I am honored to serve on this very distinguished panel,” said Mayor Walker. “Our nation’s military plays a very important role in our state. Barksdale Air Force Base has long been a major player in that capacity and I look forward to the opportunity of providing continued support for the base and its personnel through this endeavor.”
Mayor Walker was appointed to serve on the Louisiana Military Advisory Council as an
at-large elected official of an installation community. The council is comprised of 25 members, including the governor, adjutant general of Louisiana, president of the Senate, speaker of the House of Representatives, or designees for each.
Mayor Walker had previously served on the Governor’s Military Advisory Board which required re-establishment annually via an executive order from the governor. That entity was replaced last year with the Louisiana Military Advisory Council by statue as a permanent body to address military affairs in the state.