Presented by Community Foundation of Acadiana
Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux’s second annual parish-wide address, titled the Robideaux Report, will be held on the evening of Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Heymann Center. The address will begin at 6 p.m. and admission is free to the public.
“Last year’s event was a resounding success, bringing citizens and elected officials from across the parish. I look forward to another great event where we can celebrate our successes, and honestly address our challenges ahead. As was done last year, I also plan to unveil several new initiatives that will make government more customer service-oriented and efficient." - Mayor-President Robideaux.
Thurs., April 12, 2018, 6 p.m.
Heymann Performing Arts Center
1373 S. College Rd., Lafayette
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.
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.