Director's Biography

Carlee Alm-LaBar, Director of Development and Planning
Phone: (337) 291-8013
Email: calmlabar@lafayettela.gov

Alm-LaBar - resized for web.jpgCarlee Alm-LaBar serves as the Development and Planning Director for Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG), appointed by Mayor-President Joel Robideaux in January 2016. She is responsible for the coordination of development issues in the city and unincorporated parish of Lafayette.
 
During the first year of the new Robideaux Administration, she oversaw a smooth transition to the Unified Development Code (UDC) and shepherded a proposal through the City-Parish Council and the Civil Service Board to cross-train the building officials in order to improve efficiency and customer service in the department.
She worked in the previous administration for nearly six years as the Chief Development Officer and as an assistant to former City-Parish President Joey Durel. During that time, she led several projects from the President’s Office including the development of the UDC, the comprehensive plan, Project Front Yard, the city’s first Better Block project, the Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm, the rebranding of LCG, and others.
She is the past chair and current board member of the Leadership Institute of Acadiana. She is a board member of several other organizations including the Junior League of Lafayette and the Lafayette Youth Soccer Association.
She has been recognized by the Lafayette Commission on the Needs of Women as a Woman of Excellence, and been awarded the ABiz Women Who Mean Business Award and the Daily Advertiser’s Top 20 Under 40. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University and holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from LSU.  She moved to Louisiana through the Teach for America program and prior to her appointment in government spent several years in the nonprofit field.

 ​Danielle Breaux, Interim Director of Development and Planning

Mayor-President Joel Robideaux has named Danielle Breaux as Interim Director of LCG’s Development and Planning Department until a permanent Director is named. 

For more than 20 years, Breaux has worked in both the private and public sectors in areas ranging from project management, design, design review, regulatory process management, real estate development, progressive programming, strategic planning and master planning. 

Breaux has worked in many real estate capacities, serving as a key strategist for tactical real estate, developing strategies for large portfolios and managing regulatory approval processes for large scale projects with complex historic preservation and development challenges. She is also skilled in facilitating stakeholder discussions to build consensus around competing objectives and has managed projects with significant environmental, historic, transportation, and community impacts for clients including:  U.S. Department of Defense; U.S. Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; U.S. General Services Administration; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; American College of Cardiology; BearingPoint; BHP Billiton; BMC; BP; National Public Radio; Shell Oil Company; Washington Gas; Whitney National Bank; and World Bank. 

Breaux is a graduate of Louisiana State University and her technical skills include feasibility analysis, progressive programming, policy review and development, as well as regulatory design reviews for public projects.

A native of Lafayette, Breaux returned to her hometown almost four years ago with her husband and daughter.