Lafayette City-Parish Council District 4

Kenneth P. Boudreaux, Council Member
Phone: (337) 291-8804

My name is Kenneth Paul Boudreaux. I was born July 30, 1968 and reared in Lafayette, Louisiana. I am an active tithing member of Immanuel United Methodist Church located at 2700 Louisiana Avenue, which is in District 4. I am married to the former Monica McZeal and we have three children: Jasmine 16; and twins Reginold and Kayla, 13. I am a proud graduate of Northside High School and the University of Southwestern Louisiana.

Reflecting from my youth to present time, I have always been a motivated individual; one who likes to inspire others, encourage them and, when called upon, share thoughts and give advice.

I am passionate about issues on leadership, cultural diversity, non-violence, esteem building, drug and alcohol prevention, black history and more prevalent in today’s schools … bullying. Some of these familiarities I relate to in my own personal experiences and consequently from that, I have founded "To the Front: To the Top," a motivational, speaking and consulting organization that I provide as learning tools for others.

I work with youth and adult organizations to encourage and promote positive life choices in the hopes of having positive peer effects. My wish is to instill cohesiveness between the adult sector and the younger generation by working with the two with an open mind and an unlimited vision at meeting each other’s needs.

I believe I have established my name in the community by hosting "Holla Back" teen talk show on Q 95.5 that I personally founded. I have been quoted in newspaper and magazine articles, appeared at schools from the elementary to high school levels and organized church and community events. When asked by others how I see myself, I tell them I am an ever-present communicator.

The fruits of my labor have resulted in accolades that have come my way. I am the recipient of Big Brothers, Big Sisters "Brother of the Year" Award in 1991; Kiwanis Club "Citizen of the Year"; Omega Psi Phi "Man of the Year"; City of Lafayette Police Department Civilian Award; "Outstanding Young Man State of Louisiana, Lafayette" Jaycees; and the Honorary Attorney General Award.

These awards are an honor to me and I do not take them lightly, however, those who know me know that I go through life not to win awards or garner fame; I do this because I had a solid foundation in my upbringing and, today, am very blessed.

Although we have nine council districts throughout Lafayette parish, I have attempted to represent the best interest of all Lafayette families, businesses and communities when called upon. To that, I say it has been a great honor and I am thankful.

I compare my professional development to a "full circle in motion", a continual evolution of communication through all mediums of public access resources.

I am active in my church, local schools, Brown Park Association as well as many other volunteer service organizations.

As an elected councilman, I have taken advantage of the opportunity to listen, learn, lead and, most importantly, serve. I have established an exceptional record for returning constituent phone calls, attend meetings and do keep up with my appointments.

On a local level, I am a three-time Finance Chairman over all Lafayette Consolidated Government budget hearings and twice named Professional Services Chairman over contracts. During my tenure, I secured millions of dollars worth of capital projects and needed improvements for our community. I have had the honor of being recently elected as Council Chairman for the 2011 calendar year by my peers.

I am an active member of both the Louisiana Municipal Association and the National League of Cities. I have served on numerous committees, and am most proud that I was named Region 13 Director of NBC-LEO constituency group of the National League of Cities.

And if you ask me to sum up the big picture of life, I always say that, ultimately, I am working for eternal life in God’s kingdom.