Mayor-President-Elect Josh Guillory has announced that Simone Champagne will be joining his transition team as the chair of the Contract Review Committee.
Champagne will lead the effort to review current contracts between Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) and outside entities. The purpose of the committee will be to identify potential unnecessary expenditures and advise of opportunities to negotiate better contract terms, with the ultimate goal of saving of taxpayer dollars. As the Chief Administrative Officer of Youngsville, Champagne will serve in this volunteer capacity with the blessing and support of Mayor Ken Ritter.
“Having the continued support of Ms. Champagne as we transition into office is a big honor. Her expertise and conservative fiscal approach will help us eliminate government waste and provide a great jumpstart to my Administration. I am grateful for her leadership and willingness to serve,” Guillory stated.
“I thank Mayor-President-Elect Guillory for the opportunity to work with the transition team in this role. I am anxious to help the Mayor-President-Elect move our parish forward. The successful launch of Mr. Guillory’s Administration is a win for our entire parish,” said Champagne.
Guillory continued, “‘One Parish’ is more than just a slogan – it’s my promise that as Mayor-President, I will work tirelessly with our stakeholders from across Lafayette Parish. Working with Simone during the transition is just start of putting that commitment into action.”
With years of experience at both the state and local level, Champagne will work with the Chairman of the overall transition, Jim Doré. Her knowledge in navigating government will be valuable asset to the transition, particularly as the chair of the Contract Review Committee. Among other transition efforts, Doré is guiding the work to identify and place key personnel. The inauguration is January 6.