La, January 31, 2014—Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) continues
preparations for PlanLafayette Week. PlanLafayette Week begins next week
and will also be marked by the release of the draft comprehensive plan.
have said that the draft plan will be organized into four “big ideas.”
The events that comprise PlanLafayette Week will be structured around educating
the public about the action items recommended in those four big ideas.
Leading up to the week, LCG officials will give previews of the four big ideas
and some of the bigger action items associated with each element.
Lafayette Consolidated Government announced the PlanLafayette Week closing
event, a Happy Hour about the future of the Oil Center, sponsored by Leadership
Institute of Acadiana on Wednesday, February 12.
Happy Hour will consist of a panel discussion with community leaders with
interests in the Oil Center’s future. David Callecod, CEO of Lafayette
General Medical Center, Steve Oubre, Architects Southwest, Joey Durel,
City-Parish President, Flo Meadows of Coldwell Banker, and Ruth Ann Menutis,
Oil Center business owner, will serve on the panel. Moderated by Chief
Development Officer Kevin Blanchard, the discussion will be focused on the
changes underway at the Oil Center and how to capitalize on the opportunities
presented by the Comprehensive Plan and neighboring developments.
thought it was important to end the week with an event that talks about how
specifics in the plan can impact an area in Lafayette. Working with the
Oil Center Association and Leadership Institute, we found a perfect
opportunity,” said City-Parish President Joey Durel.
“Leadership Institute of Acadiana is proud to sponsor this
event. The organization has been located in the Oil Center within the
Chamber of Commerce offices for years, and we thought partnering to talk about
what is next was a great event to be involved in. In addition, we felt
sponsoring the event was a great challenge to our 26 classes of alumni, because
we know it is going to take real community leadership to take the next steps
that the Comprehensive Plan recommends,” said Rob Robison, President of the
Leadership Institute of Acadiana.
“The Oil Center Association knows that our community is
changing, and by collaborating with those around us, we know that our area will
thrive. We look forward to this discussion as a way to engage our
stakeholders about the changes happening all around us and create a better
future for the Oil Center,” said Chavanne Stine, Executive Director of the Oil
Attendance is free, but due to limited space,
pre-registration is required (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/planlafayette-happy-hour-the-future-of-the-oil-center-tickets-10402960535).
Leadership Institute of Acadiana will provide light snacks, and there will be a
About the Oil Center Association
The mission of the Oil Center Association is to preserve,
enhance and ensure the continued growth and viability of the Oil Center
community through special projects, promotions, events and urban
About Leadership Institute of Acadiana
Leadership Institute of Acadiana
is a nonprofit organization committed to building leaders for the Acadiana
Region. The organization is comprised of three programs: Leadership Lafayette,
Lafayette Junior Leadership, and the Leadership Alumni Organization.
the comprehensive plan and PlanLafayette
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.
has partnered with several other community institutions to host activities
around the plan’s big themes: Refine Government, Reinvent the Hub City,
Revitalize Neighborhoods, and Reenvision Natural Resources.
more information about this release, please contact Carlee Alm-LaBar at
337-291-8307 or email@example.com.