BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden started his final year in office with a look back at his work so far.
At the Baton Rouge Rotary Wednesday, Holden highlighted the rebirth of downtown with the Water Campus, IBM Service Center, hotels and apartment buildings.
Holden said local hospitals were expanding and giving patients better care.
He listed many more reasons why Baton Rouge is a great place to call home.
"We formed the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council. That was awarded a grant from State Farm to create a healthy living campaign for youth in our city," said Holden. "Our summer youth program and our jobs program includes teaching more than 400 youth each summer to fight blight."
Holden also said his team has also created more farmers markets and local gardens. They also brought more free meals to local students.