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(Baton Rouge, La.)- Gov. John Bel Edwards will deliver the keynote address on Oct. 23 at the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association Fall Meeting in Bossier City. Rep. Larry Bagley, Sen. Barrow Peacock and Teacher’s Retirement System of Louisiana director Dana Vicknair will also speak at the meeting. A schedule of events is available here.  

This will be Edwards’ second appearance at an LRTA Fall Meeting. He previously spoke at the 2016 LRTA Fall Meeting in Lafayette. Edwards has been a known supporter of current and retired educators.

Bagley, a representative from DeSoto parish, will make his first appearance at an LRTA meeting. Bagley is also a retired teacher and former member of the DeSoto Parish School Board.  

Peacock is a Bossier City resident serving his second term as senator. He is Chairman of the Senate Retirement Committee. He has served on the committee since his first term. Peacock also spoke at the 2016 LRTA Fall Meeting in Lafayette.   

Vicknair joined TRSL in 1995 and was chief financial officer for six years before her appointment to assistant director in 2004. She became TRSL director in 2017.

Book It North for LRTA will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bossier City from Oct. 22-24. This event is open to the public, and registration for the conference is free. On-site registration is available, though guests must pre-register for meal functions. Attendees can register for the meeting online or by mail.

The Louisiana Retired Teachers Association is a nonprofit membership organization devoted to protecting and enhancing benefits for individuals receiving retirement benefits from the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana. For more information about LRTA, visit