The Baton Rouge Chapter of the National Congress of Black Women and its chairwoman, Lue Russell, of Hammond, announce its annual Prayer Breakfast and Awards Ceremony to honor the 18 black female mayors in Louisiana at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, at Tracy Center Ballroom, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge.

Tickets are $35 per person or tables of 10 are $300, available at eventbrite.com (search National Congress of Black Women-Baton Rouge).

The group was founded in 1984 to “encourage women of color to seek elective office at all levels of government.” It has more than 100 chapters across the country led by national President E. Faye Williams, who will recognize the Louisiana mayors.

Honorees from the Baton Rouge area include:

  • Mayor Lori Bell, of Clinton
  • Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, of East Baton Rouge Parish
  • Mayor Irma Gordon, of Kentwood
  • Mayor Wanda McCoy, of Roseland
  • Mayor Trashica Keysha Robinson, of Tangipahoa

Others include Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell, of New Orleans; Mayor April Foulard, Jeanerette; Mayor Rose Humphrey; Natchez; Mayor Shaterral Johnson, Grand Coteau; Mayor Donna Lewis Lancelin, of Baldwin; Mayor Erana Mayes, of Melville; Mayor Alma Moore, of Boyce; Mayor Dorothy Satcher, of Saline; Mayor Johnnie Taylor, of Powhatan; Mayor Josephine Taylor-Washington, of Clayton; Mayor Ollie Tyler, of Shreveport; Mayor Jennifer Vidrine, of Ville Platte; and Mayor Demi Vorise, of Maringouin.