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Southeastern hosts workshop on new ethics and public disclosure laws

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University, along with the Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation and the Livingston Economic Development Council, will host a workshop for public officials on Louisiana’s new ethics standards and public disclosure laws.

     The workshops will be conducted at two locations on the north shore. Sessions have been scheduled for the Southeast Louisiana Business Center, 1514 Martens Drive in Hammond, on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 3-6 p.m., and at the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center, 9261 Florida Blvd. in Walker, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. 
     Sandy Summers, assistant director of Southeastern’s Small Business Development Center, said the workshops are open to all appointed or elected officials, as well as interested citizens. “The material to be presented will also benefit attorneys who represent municipalities, parishes, school boards, or other public bodies,” she said.

     “Louisiana has passed major changes to its legislation related to the Code of Government Ethics and the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act,” Summers said. “It is important for officials to become familiar with these policies and laws so that mistakes will not be made that could later affect their positions in government.” 

     Cost is $20 per person, and pre-registration is preferred. For more information, contact the SBDC at 985-549-3831 or

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