Presented by Community Foundation of Acadiana
The Inaugural Mayor-President's Annual Parish-Wide Address:
Missed the Robideaux Report, Year-in-Review?
You can watch it thanks to AOC Community Media.
Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux’s inaugural parish-wide address, titled the Robideaux Report, was held on the evening of Thursday, March 30 at the Heymann Center. The event featured two components: first, a Year-in-Review report discussing the challenges and opportunities we face, and included a reveal of the CREATE initiative; followed by a Showcase of Culture – the food, music, art and recreational opportunities – that makes Lafayette such a special place in which to live, work and play.
Thurs., March 30
Heymann Performing Arts Center
1373 S. College Rd., Lafayette
Performing Arts Center 6 p.m. - Open to the Public
Showcase of Culture
Frem Boustany Convention Center 7 p.m. - $50
The theme of the Mayor-President's annual address was “Challenge and Opportunity.” At the event, he reflected on his administration's work since being inaugurated 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.
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.
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.