The Mayor-President's Annual Address
Thursday, April 12, 2018
The theme of the Mayor-President's inaugural address was “Challenge and Opportunity.” At the event, he reflected on his administration's work since being sworn-in in January 2016. He also spoke about the challenges and opportunities we face as a people and a parish. Specifically, he shared his vision for accelerating the diversification of our economy by, in particular, leveraging our distinctive existing cultural and creative assets to attract visitors, businesses and capital from around the world.
2017 SHOWCASE OF CULTURE
The Annual Address was followed by a special “Showcase of Culture” in the Frem Boustany Convention Center, featuring a rich sampling of our cultural and creative assets. The event was a memorable array of great food and beverages, sights, sounds and ideas.
2017 Annual Report -
Message from the Mayor-President
It is my pleasure to present the second Annual Report of my administration. I continue to be proud of the accomplishments we have achieved, some of which are highlighted in this report. This year’s report is organized by City-Parish Council, Budgeting & Finance, Resilience & Recovery, Cultural Economy, Innovation, Public Safety, Live, Work & Play, Developing Business, Getting Around, and Lagniappe. Each department’s successes are listed within these topics to demonstrate how your local government is working together to help make Lafayette the best place to live, work and play.
LAFAYETTE PARISH STRATEGIC INITIATIVES FUND
Proceeds from the event, as well as direct tax-deductible contributions, benefit the Lafayette Parish Strategic Initiatives Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana. This fund will support a wide range of initiatives that include, but are not limited to, efforts to sustain long-term economic growth, the promotion of our cultural assets, enhancements to our quality of life, and much needed infrastructure initiatives.