Director's Biography

Director of Planning, Zoning, and Development
Eleanor L. Bouy, Director of Planning, Zoning, and Development

Eleanor L. Bouy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in City and Regional Planning from UL Lafayette (then USL). Continuing education included post-graduate work at UL and European study travels. She became a practicing City Planner with the City of Lafayette in the mid-1980s.

Eleanor held several positions with the City prior to becoming the Department Director in 2004.  Since that time, she has led and participated in many large, recognized accomplishments for the Planning, Zoning, and Codes Divisions.

In 2013, the existing Department was expanded to include the Planning Division from the former Traffic and Transportation Department.  This merger added 16 additional staff members as well as important functions, including the Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Comprehensive Plan.

On a personal note, Eleanor enjoys travel, touring historic cities, and pet rescue. She volunteers her time on the Preservation Alliance of Lafayette and serves as President of the Acadiana Chapter of Louisiana’s Planning Association.