Breaking Point w/Brian Haldane Mayor Darnell Waites


The Mayor of Baker Darnell Waites joins Brian today. They discuss the recent passing of legislation to create the Baker Economic Development District. This development district will cover areas from Plank Road and encompass Thomas Road to the North Bridge in Baker.


Mayor Darnell Waites is a retired U.S. Army veteran.  He served 27 years in the U.S. Army in several leadership positions including that of First Sergeant.  Mayor Waites has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Ashford University and an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences from Excelsior College.

Mayor Waites serves on several boards including the EBR Parish Communications Board, CRPC (Capital Region Planning Commission) Technical Advisory & Transportation Policy Committees, Baker Chamber of Commerce, Lane Regional Medical Center Board of Commissioners, Louisiana Municipal Black Mayors Caucus, Louisiana Community Development Authority, Louisiana Municipal Association Executive Board, and LaMATS Board of Directors just to name of few.  An avid sports fan, he is a member of the Baker High School Booster Club.

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