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Caroline Erwin Mladenka, MPA

Contact Info:

Neil Erwin Law, LLC

Office (318) 670-4110 Ext. 2

Cell (318) 562-0306

Local Government Strategists, LLC

Phone (318) 562-0306

10434 Springbrook Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Caroline E. Mladenka, MPA is Policy Analyst and Manager of Governmental Relations with Neil Erwin Law, LLC.  She directs the firm's Baton Rouge office while maintaining a schedule in the law firm's main office in Shreveport/Bossier. She is also Manager and Principal of Local Government Strategists, LLC and is a registered lobbyist. Caroline’s hometown is Shreveport.


She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business, fol­lowing a BA in Communication Studies from LSU.  Her education and experience (including experience with government at the federal, state, and local levels, plus dealing with the BP Oil Spill) provide a unique understanding of and ability to navigate the many variables, including citizen input, that affect the course of decision making in the field of local government law.  Her drafting and implementation expertise includes both zoning ordinances and subdivision development restrictive covenants.

She is a recipient of the “Top 40 under 40” award for young professionals by the Shreveport-Bossier Chambers of Commerce. Caroline is past Chair-Elect of the Young Professional Initiative (YPI) of Shreveport-Bossier and current Chair of Forum 35’s Forum Friday Program in Baton Rouge. Caroline resides in Baton Rouge with her husband, Paul A. Mladenka (owner of Cou-Yon’s Barbeque and Catering Company, Port Allen), and their daughter, Mae-Frances.

Professional Presentations

Professional Experience


Professional & Community Involvement

“Who Are You Calling Arbitrary? A Guide to Help Protect Your Land Use Decisions Without Inviting Lawsuits”, Louisiana Chapter, American Planning Association, Winter, 2016


“Who Are You Calling Arbitrary? A Guide to Help Protect Your Land Use Decisions Without Inviting Lawsuits”, Louisiana Municipal Association, Summer, 2015


“The Troublesome Top 5 Nuisances of Louisiana Communities and Your Legal Arsenal For Solving Them”,
Louisiana Municipal Association, Summer, 2015


“2017 Troublesome Top 3 Nuisances of Louisiana Communities & Your Legal Arsenal for Solving Them",
Louisiana Municipal Association, Summer 2017

Caroline Erwin Mladenka has had valuable experience with government at the federal, state, and local levels:


- United States Congress (Rep. Bobby Jindal) in Washington D.C.

- Louisiana Legislative Research Library in Baton Rouge

- Crisis Communications: strategic communications specialist on the Deepwater Horizon Response Team

LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business

Master of Public Administration, 2010

Specializing in Political Communications


Louisiana State University

BA in Communication Studies, 2008

Minor in Political Science

- The Junior League of Baton Rouge

- Member, Forum 35, Inc. (Young Professionals Organization), Baton Rouge

- Member, Association of Louisiana Lobbyists

- Member at Large of Young Professional Initiative (YPI), Shreveport-Bossier Chambers of Commerce
  (Past Chair-Elect of the   Executive Committee)

- Past Member of Board of Directors of Loyola College Preparatory Alumni Association (Past Secretary)

- Delta Delta Delta Alumnae chapter of Baton Rouge (past Secretary of Executive Board of Shreveport chapter)

- Member of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce

- Member, Krewe of Justinian

- LSU Alumni Association

- The Cotillion Club and Holiday in Dixie Club

- Member, Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX)

- Member, St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Baton Rouge

- Member, Baton Rouge Area Chamber

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