Guest speaker for Thursday’s noon meeting of the Minden Lions Club will be Lindsay Gouedy, executive director of the Sparta Groundwater Commission.
Lindsay has served as the face of the Sparta Groundwater Commission for the past 13 years, initially with a focus on education and later as the organization’s managing and representative executive director. Lindsay holds a master’s degree in engineering and technology management and a bachelor’s of science degree in agriculture business – both from Louisiana Tech University. She also holds both a black and green belt six sigma certification in quality control engineering. Not only is she soon to complete her master of business administration degree, but she is also working on her Ph.D. dissertation in engineering education. Lifelong learning is of great importance to this professional who was raised by her grandparents, a high school math/English teacher and a college professor in Ruston
Lindsay has called Louisiana home her entire life and is pleased to have had the opportunity to support north Louisiana’s resource planning and management over her career. She has written and managed numerous funding projects for the Sparta Groundwater Commission, with the most recent being a $500,000 Economic Development Administration research project. She has worked with a number of organizations such as BetaFlix Inc., Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom, LA Gearup, LA-SiGMA, Shell Collaborative, NeuroNEM, Louisiana Tech University, and Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful Organization, to coordinate education events, fundraisers and provide general public relations and communications support. Lindsay’s resume includes everything from grant writing, government affair communications, curriculum development and correlation, to event coordinating and fundraisers such as 5K runs and sporting clay competitions.
Lindsay has represented north Louisiana’s water interests across the state. She was named a governor appointee to the Louisiana Water Resources Commission in 2016 and maintains the appointment to this day. Lindsay also served as a member of the Louisiana Water Infrastructure Region 1 Steering Committee.
Lindsay resides in rural Dubach with her husband, Joe, and their three sons, Jayden (16), Dallas (10), and Rory (6). They are active and avid outdoors and sports enthusiasts. When football, cross country and baseball aren’t on the schedule, the family enjoys camping and kayaking together.
Lindsay will be introduced Thursday by Lion Rick Buckner, who currently serves as vice chairman of the Sparta Groundwater Commission.
The Minden Lions Club meets Thursdays at noon at the American Legion Memorial Home, located at 119 Pine St. in downtown Minden.