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Bossier Chamber to salute community heroes

Annual event recognizes excellence

April 30, 2024

The Bossier Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Salute to Community Heroes, presented by Willis-Knighton Health System with Barksdale Federal Credit Union, at 8 a.m. on May 15, 2024, at Margaritaville Resort Casino. We will honor our community heroes from multiple sectors within our community like healthcare, first responders, military and educators. The keynote speakers are Russ Mathers, Director of STRIKEWERX Innovation Hub and Warren Ward, Chief of Staff, Louisiana Tech Research Institute.

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The 2024 Community Hero finalists, sponsored by Brentwood Hospital, are:

Education Category:

  • Dr. Tracey Burrell, Bossier Parish Schools
  • Karen Recchia, Bossier Parish Community College
  • Lindsey Tuberville, Calvary Baptist Academy
  • Tammy Reyna, Kingston Elementary

First Responders Category:

  • Deputy Camellia Williams, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Captain Aaron Naquin, Shreveport Fire Department
  • Corporal Cody Smith, Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • David Bonillas, Shreveport Police Department
  • Detective Drew Harris, Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Detective Jason Warren, Bossier City Police Department
  • Jerome Anderson, Bossier City Fire Department
  • Victoria Wells, Bossier City Fire Department

Healthcare Category:

  • Danny Talley, STAR Program at Brentwood Hospital
  • Laura Alderman Baxter, LSU Health Shreveport
  • Terry Jones, Willis Knighton Health Bossier

Military Category:

  • Sergeant Joseph Apple, U.S. Army 602nd MP CO
  • Tommie Andres, Barksdale Air Force Base Defense Commissary Agency

Non-Profit Category:

  • Angie White, North Louisiana Economic Partnership
  • Justin Haigler, Simple Church
  • Mark Rodie, Men of Courage Louisiana

There will be one winner in each category. Tickets and tables can be purchased here!

Sponsorships still available.


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