From Incorporation to Community Success: A Case Study

The City of Central, LA


The City of Central, LA, a suburb of Baton Rouge, is the newest city in the state, having incorporated in 2005. Since then, Central has become a remarkable example of local government achievements based on its experience incorporating (in a state where only two other municipalities have incorporated in the past 40 years) and its nonprofit-public partnership (NP3) for service delivery with the Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS).

This case study explores both, sharing Central’s story over the past fourteen years – from the City’s early success winning the vote for incorporation and the lessons it learned by taking a unique approach to government services, to its experiences during the catastrophic flood of 2016 – as it has flourished into a vibrant and successful community.

Read the full case study here (PDF).