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Forum 225 has many initiatives and events throughout the year. All committee meetings are open to the public, so we invite you to drop in and find your passion!




New to Forum or interested in jumping in but don't know where to start? Stop by one of our monthly New Member Meet Up sessions, held on the second Sunday of each month, virtually 4:00 - 5:30 PM. Talk to current members about the organization, get answers to your questions, and find your path in Forum 225. Contact for more info.

Arts & Culture


Art Flow
Launched in 2019 in partnership with the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Art Flow is a juried art exhibition celebrating Louisiana artists in the Capital City. This interactive art event features artists' entries at premium and participating venues throughout downtown Baton Rouge.


One Book One Community

In partnership with the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, the One Book One Community initiative aims to use a common and compelling reading experience to inspire thought-provoking dialogue among readers, increase visibility of issues relevant to the community, and raise awareness of literacy issues within our area. Chair: Jake Roblez,  





The cultural diversity initiative strives to help build a Forum 225 that represents the community we live in. This is done by promoting dialogue, discussion, and activities that expose our current membership to Baton Rouge's rich and diverse culture.



Forum Friday 
Forum Friday is our monthly membership luncheon featuring a local speaker addressing issues specifically targeted to the needs and concerns of Baton Rouge-area young professionals and leaders. Chair: Luke Breard,    

John W. Barton, Sr. Community Leadership Development Program
This program enables members to develop their leadership skills for community board service while promoting community involvement and volunteerism in Baton Rouge. Chair: Brian Melancon, 


Leadership Hour

Leadership Hour comprises quarterly, hour-long training sessions designed to teach skills and offer time for discussion around issues to strengthen leadership qualities. These qualities will help position our membership for growth within their Forum 225 role and everyday life. Chair: Kylee Arnold,





Young professionals couple their love for wine, their passion for a good cause and their desire to mix and mingle with like-minded people in a fun, casual social setting. Chair: Travis Hutchinson, 

Service Committee
The service committee brings new ideas and discusses projects and volunteer opportunities to offer members and coordinates our involvement in the activities. Anyone can volunteer! Chair: Bryan Wesley & Jasmine Barnes,


Public Education Project

Forum 225’s Public Education Project (PEP) is for those passionate about supporting education initiatives in Baton Rouge. The purpose of the committee is to partner with one school each school year in order to support opportunities to enhance the school environment and provide resources and opportunities for students. Chair: Chelsey Gonzales,




Would you like to get more experience in the Marketing and/or Communications field? Then Forum 225's Communications Committee is perfect for you! This committee handles all internal and external communications, marketing, and advertising needs for the organization. Whether you're interested in learning more about email marketing, social media copywriting, content management, public relations, and/or advertising, there's a place for you.


For more information contact the VP of Communications, Chris Simoneaux,


Interested in learning more about corporate partnerships and how to get involved with managing those accounts? The Development Committee is the place for you.



Forum 225 hosts bi-monthly socials to celebrate its members and the accomplishments of the organization as well as to foster networking among our membership.


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Volunteer Opportunity - Food Distribution GBR Food Bank

Service Committee Meeting

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