AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Tara Wicker served for twelve (12) years as a Baton Rouge City Councilwoman, serving a diverse district that included the Louisiana State Capitol, all of downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University, and Southern University. Tara has a Master's Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Public Policy Analysis. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science.
Tara served in the Office of the Mayor-President for the City of Baton Rouge as Assistant Chief Administrative Officer. For over eight (8) years she worked as a Program Officer and Community Organizer for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, where she established five local Community Development Corporations (CDCs), founded Community Builders, Inc., and championed other community revitalization efforts throughout the City of Baton Rouge.
She established the Community-Police Ambassador Program, the EBR Blight Elimination Team, Co-Authored the Take A Bite Out of Blight Policy Paper, established the Police Policy Review Committee, Race Talk Community Conversations, as well as the Love Our City Initiative.