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Southeastern sponsors workshop on adjudicated, abandoned property

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University will host a workshop titled "Adjudicated and Abandoned Property in Local Communities -- Problems and Opportunities" on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Southeast Louisiana Business Center on Martens Drive in Hammond.

     “This event is designed to give government agencies, local businesses and organizations, residents and neighborhood organizations the tools they need to identify and remove, or restore to commerce, abandoned properties,” said Sandy Summers, assistant director of the Small Business Development Center at Southeastern. “By dealing effectively with this tough local issue, parishes, cities and towns can improve neighborhoods, build new markets, and enhance their quality of life.”

     Speakers will include attorneys Andre G. Coudrain, Cashe Lewis Coudrain and Sandage; Mark Goodson, Center for Planning Excellence; Lorie Zylicz, project manager, Louisiana Land Trust (through the Road Home program); Bobby Mitchell, code enforcement officer, City of Hammond; John Dardis, assistant director of regional planning, Southeast Louisiana Business Center; and attorney Doug Brown.

     Cost for this event is $20 per person.  Pre-registration is preferred. 

     For more information, contact the Southeast Louisiana Business Center at 985-549-3831 or

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