Metropolitan Council

Metropolitan Council Members

Regular Meetings

  • 4 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month
  • Council Chambers
    222 Saint Louis Street
    Room 348
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes.

Live Stream

View live stream videos of Metropolitan Council meetings


Trae Welch, District 1

Trae Welch

Chauna Banks, District 2

Chauna Banks

Chandler Loupe, District 3

Chandler Loupe

Scott Wilson, District 4

Scott Wilson

Erika L. Green, District 5

Erika L. Green

Donna Collins-Lewis, District 6

Donna Collins-Lewis

LaMont Cole, District 7

LaMont Cole

Buddy Amoroso, District 8

Buddy Amoroso

Dwight Hudson, District 9

Dwight Hudson

Tara Wicker, District 10

Tara Wicker

Matt Watson, District 11

Matt Watson

Barbara Freiberg, District 12

Barbara Freiberg


The Metropolitan Council acts as the governing authority for the City and Parish of East Baton Rouge. Its authority is exercised over the City and Parish General Funds, all districts created by the Council, the Greater Baton Rouge Airport District, the Public Transportation Commission, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sewerage Control Commission, and the Greater Baton Rouge Parking Authority. The Council acts as the official policy-making board for all of the above. It is required by The Plan of Government to hold meetings on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. The Council also conducts committee meetings on alternating Wednesdays and special meetings, whenever they are deemed necessary.

Addressing the City Council

Citizens may speak during Public Hearings at Metropolitan Council meetings by completing a Request to Speak Form (PDF) and presenting it to the Public Information Coordinator near the podium prior to the start of the meeting before 4:30 p.m. Groups that wish to address the same issue are encouraged to select a spokesperson. Each citizen will be given three minutes to speak.

Mission Statement

To establish policy for the city, the parish, and the districts under its authority to adopt the annual budgets for the City and Parish General Funds and all districts requiring such action of the Council to appoint the members of various boards and commissions, as necessary and to provide for the continued growth of East Baton Rouge Parish through establishment of zoning policy and regulations.