About Us

Our Mission

Melrose East Community Association is a non-profit 501 (c)(4) civic organization serving the Melrose East community since 2011. 


In our quest to rebuild a more vibrant community,  we are committed to making an investment into the lives of the residents in the community and work deligently to promote and champion the community that residents, property and business owners can thrive in . 


Our goal is to provide, through community engagement, empowerment seminars and other events that are designed to help aide and provide the essentials needed to help the residents of Melrose East make positive life choices and lead healthier lives. 


DO YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED? If you live, work or worship in Melrose East we want to hear from you.

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HISTORICAL INFORMATION

The Genesis

Melrose East Community, formerly known as "MALL CITY", was developed in the mid to late 1970's and was one of many vibrant communities in the Greater Metropolitan area. Located behind the Bon Carre Technology Center it once served as the home to young families and students of Southern University A&M College (SU) and Louisiana State University (LSU). 


However, due largely to the years of disinvestment, the once thriving community has become one of the city's most disenfranchised, blighted and low income communities.Through the collaboration of community and city leaders the Melrose East community will soon become the crown of Mid-City Baton Rouge.

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Meet The Board

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President

Pollie Barnett-Johnson BSN RN MA LPC LMFT


 Founding and Senior Pastor of Resurrection Life Family Ministry.  

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Secretary

Will J. Belton 

Chairman, Opportunity Zone Fund Group, LLC

Treasurer

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Lawrence Triggs, Jr.

President of Metro City Redevelopment Coalition, Inc.

Board member

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Arlene Mossey

Member of the EBR School District

Board member

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Burnette Edwards

Founding Apostle of New Freedom Ministries

Our Sponsors

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