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	Patrick W. Forbes, P.E.
	Executive Director
	Louisiana Office of Community Development

Pat Forbes

La. Office of Community Development

Office of Community Development Executive Director Pat Forbes oversees the state’s Community Development Block Grant programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Forbes’ oversight includes housing, economic development, infrastructure and planning programs for recovery from hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike and Isaac, and the 2016 floods, as well as resilience planning activities and the Small Cities program.

Previously, Forbes managed the Louisiana Recovery Authority’s infrastructure section and before Hurricane Katrina, he served as an engineer in the Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities.

Prior to his state service, Forbes worked as a consulting environmental engineer, owned and operated his own company, and worked at Georgia Pacific’s Port Hudson paper mill.

Forbes earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.