Shreveport - Bossier - Baton Rouge

Contact Info:

Neil Erwin Law, LLC

caroline.mladenka@neilerwinlaw.com

Office (318) 670-4110 Ext. 2

Cell (318) 562-0306

Local Government Strategists, LLC

caroline.mladenka@localgovstrategists.com

Phone (318) 562-0306

333 Grand Lakes Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Caroline Erwin Mladenka, MPA

Caroline E. Mladenka, MPA is Policy Analyst and Manager of Governmental Relations with Neil Erwin Law, LLC. A Shreveport native, she resides in Baton Rouge and directs the firm’s Baton Rouge office while working closely with the law firm’s main office in Shreveport-Bossier. She is also Manager and Principal of Local Government Strategists, LLC, an affiliate of Neil Erwin Law, LLC, and is a registered lobbyist.

Caroline holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) 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 strategic crisis communications 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. Caroline resides in Baton Rouge with her husband, Paul A. Mladenka (owner of Cou-Yon’s Barbeque and Catering Company, Port Allen), and their children, Mae-Frances and Henry.

“Getting it Right in Zoning & Land Use Decisions”, Upstate Rising Conference, Bossier Parish Community College, Summer 2018

“Top 3 Troublesome Nuisances of Louisiana Communities & Your Legal Arsenal for Solving Them”, Upstate Rising Conference, Bossier Parish Community College, Summer 2017

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

“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

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
  • Member (/Former Board Member), Forum 225
  • Member, Association of Louisiana Lobbyists
  • Member, St. Aloysius Church
  • Member, Knock Knock Children’s Museum