Our professional staff works with citizens, non-profits, local governments and businesses to access resources enabling business and industry and generating opportunities for outside investment to be drawn into the region.

Agency expertise includes Strategic Planning, Technical Assistance and Capacity Building, Grantsmanship, Project Development and Management, Development Finance, Government Contracting, Business Outreach & Entrepreneurship, local government reapportionment, and development issues relevant to public sector governance.


Heather Smoak Urena, CEcD, Executive Director

Samuel “Quint” Carriere, Director of Operations/Business Development

Shelia Wallace, Development Specialist

Drew Jackson, Client Services Specialist

Virginia McCann, Financial Specialist/Program Specialist

Frances Methvin, Consulting (Small Business)

In addition to a diverse Board of Directors, Kisatchie-Delta Regional Planning & Development District is proud to announce, celebrate, and acknowledge the gracious assistance of key leadership fellows from our own community who serve as Regional Advisers in support of improving central Louisiana. 


Ben Russo – Infrastructure and Development

Brad Smith – Finance and Community Leadership