President: Mechelle Wheless
Vice-President: Markette Baker
Secretary: Dan Baker
Treasurer: Lonnie Haralson
Ex-Officio: Mayor Jim Thornton
Member at Large: Charlene Baxter
Member at Large:
Brandon Solomon Board Members
Dr. Anna Kao
36th Anniversary Season A Message from the President
For 36 years, LSPA has taken great pride in presenting artistic performances to be enjoyed by audiences of all ages from across West Central Georgia to East Alabama. Thanks to the support of our generous corporate sponsors, community partners, private donors, and patrons, LSPA had a transformational year in 2015-2016. This philanthropic support allowed us to make organizational changes to broaden our community outreach efforts, expand our educational offerings, and continue our mission to provide quality performing arts education and performances to all in our community. Some of these progressive changes included: (a) the addition of the Young Singers of West Georgia to the LSPA umbrella; (b) starting the Lafayette Theatre Academy serving ages 5-18 along with three youth productions; (c) the revitalization of the Lafayette Theatre Outreach program with a pilot exchange with the Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia; (d) launch of LSPA’s comprehensive website: WWW.LSPARTS.ORG; and (e) a full building renovation with new sprung dance floors courtesy of the Constance and Brooks Robinson Charitable Foundation, Inc. and the Callaway Foundation.
LSPA’s revitalization efforts proved to benefit all organizations under the LPSA umbrella, including record-breaking attendance at each of our productions in 2015-2016 thanks to quality leadership of our creative staff and an easier process for purchasing tickets online. LSPA’s expansion is this region’s benefit, and we are proud to serve our mission in new and exciting ways in the coming years.
The LSPA Board of Directors is proud to see such a successful and expansive year behind us and, we look forward to continued growth as we move ahead. Naturally, our success has been dependent upon a generous board of directors and an equally generous group of individual and corporate sponsors/patrons. LSPA is a partnership with the community, and we need your support to expand our efforts in making a positive impact in all areas of this place we call home. We hope that you recognize the work we do in serving the greater LaGrange/Troup County community and choose to support our important mission in the coming year. Once again, we thank you for your continued support and hope you enjoy the show!
All the Best,
President, LSPA Board of Directors