District 1 - Trae Welch

Trae Welch

Trae Welch

Council Member, District 1

222 Saint Louis Street
Room 320
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 225-389-5170
Fax: 225-389-8301
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Newly re-elected for his third term, Councilman Trae Welch continues to serve Council District 1. District 1 covers the northern part of the parish and generally runs north of a line that includes:

  • Comite Drive
  • Denham Road
  • Dyer Road
  • Heck Young Road
  • Lavey Lane
  • McCullough Road
  • Petit Road

A native of Baker, Louisiana, Trae graduated from Baker High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree at UL at Monroe, and Jurist Doctorate Degree from Southern University. Trae Welch is a local attorney in Zachary and also serves as Zachary City Prosecutor. He is a former Baker Councilman and former member of the Baker Planning and Zoning Board. Trae is currently twice elected to the GBR Airport Board, a member of the Regional Arts Council of Zachary (RACZ) and a Member of Zachary, Central and Baker Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Lynn have two children, Quade and Vivian.

Council District 1 Lines

Council District 1 covers the northern part of the Parish, including the City of Zachary and Northern parts of the Cities of Baker and Central. The District also includes the areas of Alsen, Chaneyville, Port Hudson and Pride.

Metro 1 District Meetings

Councilmember Welch said, “With such a large and diverse District, my goal is to have active public involvement, to give each and every person in Council District 1 an opportunity to voice their opinion, and share ideas or suggestions.” Councilmember Welch moves around the district on a continual basis in an effort to reach every citizen. Metro 1 meetings are held on a rotating basis. Councilman Trae Welch would like to invite every citizen residing in District 1 to attend the Metro 1 District Meetings, which are held in Baker, Chaneyville, and Zachary.

Legislative Aide

For more information on Council District 1, please call 225-389-5170, 225-910-2052 or email Lisa Rioux, the councilman's Legislative Assistant.


View the map below and learn more about requests for service, permitting activity, police and traffic incidents, and more in Council District 1 — all part of our commitment to transparency and digital citizen  engagement through open data. For more information, visit Open Neighborhood BR: District 1.