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Elizabeth “Boo” Thomas Selected as Forum 35’s BR Original Award Winner

Monday, June 30, 2014   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly Glymph
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Elizabeth “Boo” Thomas Selected as Forum 35’s BR Original Award Winner

BATON ROUGE – Forum 35 has selected Elizabeth “Boo” Thomas as its 2014 BR Original Award winner. The award is given annually to an individual who is dedicated to improving the Baton Rouge community through exemplary leadership, visionary thinking and extraordinary volunteerism.

Thomas is the President and CEO of the Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX), and has led neighborhood redevelopment efforts in Baton Rouge since obtaining her Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from LSU. As the former head of Plan Baton Rouge and the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance, she has been an advocate for smart growth in Louisiana throughout her career.

Thomas joins a prominent list of previous BR Original Award winners, including:

  • John Barton, Sr.
  • Maxine Crump
  • John Davies
  • Jennifer Eplett Reilly
  • Brace Godfrey, Jr. (Posthumous)
  • Todd Graves
  • René Greer
  • Raymond A. Jetson
  • Willie Johnson
  • John Noland

The BR Original Award is a community award with nominations sought annually from inside and outside the organization to assist the Board of Directors in choosing an appropriate winner.

Thomas will accept her award at Forum 35’s Viva il Vino event, scheduled for September 25th at the Capitol Park Museum. More details on Viva il Vino will be shared as available on the Forum website,

Forum 35 is a community of young men and women improving Baton Rouge. Forum 35 is a nonprofit organization that depends on individual membership and the generosity of corporate partners including Jones Walker, Launch Media, and Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers. For more information about Forum 35 visit Connect with Forum 35 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @Forum35.


Contact: Kelly Glymph 
VP of Communications


Eric Dexter, Civil Solutions Consulting Group, Inc. says...
Posted Monday, June 30, 2014
Congratulations to Boo! This is a well-deserved honor! -Eric Dexter

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