Lafayette Consolidated Government and PlanLafayette
announce ArtWalk event sponsored by the705
La, January 23, 2014—Earlier this month, Lafayette Consolidated Government
announced the scheduling of PlanLafayette Week during February and the
simultaneous release of the draft comprehensive plan.
draft plan will be organized into four “big ideas.” The events that
comprise PlanLafayette Week will expose the concepts in the draft document to
the public, as well as educate the public about the action items recommended
within the four big ideas.
organizers have teamed with the705 to host an ArtWalk event on Saturday,
February 8 at the Lafayette Science Museum. The event will serve as
a preview to the PlanLafayette forums scheduled for February 11 and 12.
In addition, the705 will highlight their new ReCover Acadiana initiative which
is the organization’s effort to combat blight in the region.
the organization for young leaders in Acadiana, we felt it was so important for
the705 to have an important role in PlanLafayette week and the unveiling of the
comprehensive plan. The recommendations that are in the plan are all
about creating the Lafayette we want to be in twenty years--- for us and for
our children. It is so important for the younger generations to educate themselves
on the concepts in the plan, and that is why the705 stepped up to sponsor this
event and to help get the word out,” said Brittany Broussard, President of
This event will be held at the Lafayette Science Museum on
Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in conjunction with ArtWalk. The event is
open to the public and no registration is required.
is derived from the first three digits of one thing Acadiana residents all
share … our zip code. The name denotes where we’re from while promoting a
contemporary look at the community that connects us all. We are the "Young
Leaders for a Better Acadiana."
renewed mission focuses on connecting, engaging and leading. Everything that we
do as an organization must contain at least one of these components, and in
fact, most events encompass all simultaneously. This philosophy was
agreed upon by the Board of Directors as the optimal way for the705 to build
its membership into a group of successful, emerging leaders.
in Acadiana, age 18-40, is eligible to join as a voting member. The group
especially looks for self-motivated people who care about the community enough
to get involved and want to have fun doing it.
the comprehensive plan and PlanLafayette Week
Week will be a celebration of the draft comprehensive plan and its planning
concepts. The public will have an opportunity to give feedback on the draft
plan that has been developed after a two year long community-wide effort.
draft plan will be presented at two events which conclude PlanLafayette week on
Tuesday, February 11 at the LITE Center from 5-8 p.m. and Wednesday, February
12 at the Acadiana Center for the Arts from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
addition, LCG has partnered with several other community institutions to host
activities around the plan’s four big themes: Revitalize Neighborhoods,
Reinvent the Hub City, Refine Government, and Reenvision Natural
more information, visit www.planlafayette.com
or contact Carlee Alm-LaBar at 337-291-8307 or firstname.lastname@example.org.