Gerald Boudreaux, Director of Parks and Recreation
(1985 - Present)
Gerald Boudreaux serves as the Director of the Parks & Recreation Department. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from UL-Lafayette in 1982. His employment with the department dates back to May, 1978, and he has held several positions prior to being appointed departmental director in 1985.
He is a past member of the United Way of Acadiana, and served as President in 1996. His past service includes being a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce (1989-91). He is a charter member of Kiwanis-Southwest LA and served as its president in 1988 and 1997. He served on the Board of Directors for Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center from January, 2008, until December, 2013, and was Chairman in 2012 and 2013. He is on the Board of the Miles Perret Cancer Services Center, and is active with their healing ministry. He is a member of the Martin Luther King Holiday Committee, and has served as Chairperson since 1993. Additionally, he is a past member of the UL-Lafayette Athletic Council.
Gerald was appointed in 2013 to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. He was also recently selected to begin a six-year term as a "Trustee/Board of Director" for the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, which governs Our Lady of Lourdes and three other hospitals and various clinics in the state of Louisiana.
In addition to his community and civic responsibilities, Gerald was active as a college basketball official from 1984 until 2006, and was selected to work the Final Four five times during his career. He served as the Coordinator of Men's Basketball Officials for the Southeastern Conference from 2006 through 2013.
He and his wife Carlos, along with daughters Brittney, Whittney, and Hallie, are members of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, where he serves as a "Trustee."