About Us

Partnerships for Prosperity

GAEDA is a driving force in helping to spur economic growth for the citizens of Alexandria, LA.

We work with government and private partners, as well as other stakeholders to develop projects and implement programs that enhance the overall quality of life for our residents. Our website will provide you with detailed information on GAEDA and it will provide you with helpful information on other useful resources.

Article VII, Section 14(C) of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana provides that “For a public purpose, the state and its political subdivision…may engage in cooperative endeavors with each other, with the United States or its agencies, or with any public or private association, corporation, or individual;” that being said the purpose of the Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority (GAEDA) is to encourage and promote the economic development of the City of Alexandria, which includes all projects suitable to any industry determined by GAEDA to create economic development, including without limitation, projects to assist motels, hotels, conference facilities, places of entertainment, and any tourism related industry (La. Rev. Statute 33:2740.60).;

How GAEDA was formed according to City Ordinance
Members of

Our Board

Curtis Lewis
Dr. Curtis Lewis

CHAIR

Steven Mcgee
Steven R. McGee

VICE-CHAIR

Candice Cheney
Candice Cheney

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Renee White-Goolsby
Renee White-Goolsby

BOARD MEMBER

John Caroll

BOARD MEMBER

Trayce Snow
Trayce Snow

BOARD MEMBER

"GAEDA is a visionary leader and catalyst to promote economic development creating a better quality of life for Alexandria's citizens."

Members of

Our Staff

Executive Director

Angela Varnado
Angela Varnado

EXECUTIVE ADMINSTRATOR

The Law Office of Tiffany N. Sanders

LEGAL COUNSEL

John Theriot, CPA
John Theriot

Knight Masden CPA’s, Accountant