Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a 21-member task force that will work on recovery spending and policy plans in response to the mid-August floods and flooding that struck north Louisiana in March. Areas of focus will include housing, economic development, transportation, education and agriculture. Members named to the Restore Louisiana Task Force were:

—Adam Knapp, president of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber

—Jacqui Vines, retired executive with Cox Communications

—Don Pierson, secretary of Louisiana Economic Development

—Michael Olivier, CEO of the Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc.

—Sean Reilly, CEO of Lamar Advertising

—Michael Faulk, superintendent of the Central Community School System

—Ollie Tyler, mayor of the City of Shreveport

—Johnny Bradberry, executive assistant to the governor for coastal affairs

—Shawn Wilson, secretary of the Department of Transportation and Development

—James Richardson, economist

—Raymond Jetson, board member of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, president of MetroMorphosis

—Ronnie Harris, executive director of the Louisiana Municipal Association

—Roland Dartez, executive director of the Louisiana Police Jury Association

—Jimmy Durbin, former mayor of the City of Denham Springs

—Joel Robideaux, mayor-president of Lafayette Parish

—Dave Norris, mayor of the City of West Monroe

—Mike Strain, state agriculture commissioner

—State Rep. Ted James of Baton Rouge

—State Sen. Dan “Blade” Morrish of Jennings.

—State Rep. J. Rogers Pope of Denham Springs

—State Rep. Rob Shadoin of Ruston