CLINTON — East Feliciana Parish residents are invited to participate in two meetings next week to share ideas on the parish’s future growth.

The meetings, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., will be held Tuesday at the American Legion Hall, 12024 Liberty Highway, Clinton, and on Thursday at the Jackson Civic Center, 2084 Charter St., Jackson.

“This process will result in a blueprint that will help guide the parish’s future for the next 20 years,” said Brent Soileau, project manager for the East Feliciana Parish Economic Development District, in a news release.

The district, formed by the Police Jury, is coordinating the project.

“We anticipate this plan will allow the parish to be more proactive about how changes affect us as a whole. We are confident East Feliciana can embrace change while still retaining all the elements that make it unique,” Soileau said.

The district has hired a consulting team, led by Kimley Horn and Associates, to guide the parish through the process of developing a comprehensive growth plan, which would be used in making future decisions about parish development.

Residents will be given an opportunity in the meetings to share their ideas on how East Feliciana Parish should grow and look in the future.

To help the project, the East Feliciana Parish Economic Development District has formed a Steering Committee to assist in keeping residents informed during the planning process, and to aid with the public meetings.

Anyone interested in receiving information on upcoming meetings may send an email to or call (225) 281-9084.

The project’s website is