The State of Lafayette Parish reminds community to be proactive

Community participation needed while economy is on the rise

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 2:22pm

Many successful people in business, politics, and a variety of industries based in Lafayette attended the State of Lafayette Parish luncheon today with an address from City-Parish President Joey Durel.  The City-Parish President gave his tenth annual State of Lafayette Parish today, where he applauded the city on its many achievements and growth, and sent an important message to the people that make the city run each and every day.

"A benchmark to look at what you've done, pat yourself on the back, give kuddos to the people that make it happen and then look forward to setting an agenda.  We all know those of us who run businesses what it's about.  It can be measured.  It can be controlled.  It can be driven to success," says Cherry Fisher May, Publisher of INDmedia.

"I think it's definitely looking forward like I said we're riding a wave of a good economy, positive energy right now.  It's probably the message I've had every year for the last several years.  It's participation, don't be complacent, don't take things for granted," says City-Parish President Joey Durel.

Mayor Durel says the community should stop and evaluate itself while it's ahead of the game, rather than wait till things get bad to re-evaluate ourselves.  He mentioned throughout the state of the address how well multiple industries are doing, and reminded everyone to stay proactive in the community.

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