Program Coordinator

Paint Your Heart Out Shreveport 2018

Marcia Nelson
Paint Your Heart Out Shreveport is one of the City of Shreveport's premier programs administered by the Department of Community Development, Bureau of Housing & Business Development. It is an annual paint program where homeowners 62 or older, and/or disabled can qualify to have their homes painted free of charge. Over 1,000 volunteers from several organizations come together on one day each year to complete this dynamic task.
 
Our goal is to paint anywhere from 50-75 houses. We will partner with Willis Knighton and the Queensborough Neighborhood Association to target at least 15 homes in the Queensborough Neighborhood. We will also paint 50 houses city-wide. PAINT DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018.

Our Chairperson for 2018 is Paul Pratt. Paul is the Director of Corporate Government Relations-Louisiana - Chesapeake Energy Corporation.  He received his education at Louisiana State University in Shreveport with a B.S. in Finance and an A.D. in Banking and Finance from Southern University-Shreveport.

Paul is responsible for managing Corporate Development activities, Asset Management and Governmental relations. He has lived in Shreveport all of his life. Paul is a graduate from Louisiana State University in Shreveport with a B.S. in Finance and an A.D. in Banking and Finance from Southern University-Shreveport. Paul is a 2011 Graduate of the Leadership Louisiana Program and 2003 graduate of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program.

Currently, Paul serves on the Executive Board for LMOGA and the Board of Directors for LOGA, and PAR. Recently, the Vice Chair of Public Policy for the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, and Director and Founding member and the first Chairman for the Haynesville Shale Bass Fishing non-profit. In addition, he served as 2014-2015 Chairman of the Duck Commander Independence Bowl.

Our Co-Chairperson for 2018 is Dock Voorhies, who retired with 33 years of service to Overton Brooks VA Medical Center as Chief of Social Work and Chaplain Services. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from Northwestern State University and a Master of Social Work Degree from Louisiana State University. He has served on many local boards and has many achievements.

We are very fortunate to have their commitment and dedication.
 
See you on Paint Day!

Marcia L. Nelson 
Program Coordinator
Paint Your Heart Out Shreveport