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Milton J. Bailey
President, Louisiana Housing Finance Agency

Milton J. Bailey has over twenty-five years of experience in housing and community development, tax-exempt financing, and investment banking. He joined the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency on August 9, 2006, after serving as the Executive Director of the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency from 1994 to 1999 and again from 2001 until 2006.

From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Bailey served as the Director of the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development; and from 1993 to 1994 he served as the Deputy Director for the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development. From 1991 until 1993, Mr. Bailey was an Associate Vice President for Public Finance with the investment banking firm Legg Mason Wood Walker, Incorporated. Between 1982 and 1991, he established and managed the District of Columbia's Public and Private Activity Revenue Bond Program.

Mr. Bailey was born in Karlsruhe, Germany and attended international schools in Baghdad, Iraq; Teheran, Iran; and Bangkok, Thailand. He completed his undergraduate work at Boston University in 1976 and Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program as a Fannie Mae Fellow in 1996.

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     02/17 - Black & the Blue

What can be done to improve trust among the police and the public they serve?
Last year’s shooting of an African-American male in Baton Rouge by two white police officers re-ignited a national debate on how law enforcement interacts with minority communities. Nationwide demonstrations were ultimately marred by the targeted ambush of 12 white officers in Dallas and the killing of three members of law enforcement in Baton Rouge. What can be done to improve trust among the police and the public they serve? How can Louisiana’s Capital City productively move beyond these events? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on a special town hall edition, “Black & the Blue” Wednesday, February 22 at 7pm; Sunday, February 26 at 1pm and Tuesday, February 28 at 10pm after the State of the Union address on LPB HD. In New Orleans on WLAE, Wednesday, February 22 at 7 PM. (Recording Monday, February 20)


Invitation, details and directions (pdf format)

Our panelists will be:
• Fr. Rick Andrus, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Together BR
• Darrell Basco, state president of Fraternal Order of Police
• Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor-President of Baton Rouge
• Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge; Public Safety Task Force
• Stephanie Riegel; Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and Reverend Raymond Jetson, pastor of Star Hill Church host the program. Robyn Merrick with the Southern University System and Bob Mann with LSU’s Manship School will moderate the discussion.
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