News Release

Lafayette Named Cleanest City in the State
Posted: 7/5/2017 9:00 PM

For the third consecutive year, Lafayette has earned the title as the Cleanest City in the State in its category by the Louisiana Garden Club Federation (LGCF). Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux was on hand to accept the award from State Cleanest City Contest (CCC) Chairperson, Jean Gilstrap at City Hall on Monday, June 5.
Robideaux stated “This recognition comes as the result of many community organizations, such as the Garden Club and Cleanest City Committee, local businesses and members of the community with a vested interest in beautifying Lafayette.” Robideaux also commended Lafayette Consolidated Government employees, including Public Works and Project Front Yard staff for playing a key role in beautifying Lafayette.
Lafayette advanced to the state level competition after winning the District III Cleanest City title in April. District III Co-Chair Gwen Lanoux stated, “Lafayette really excelled in the district contest. The judges were impressed with the overall cleanliness of the city and the extent of civic pride and community involvement.” Co-Chair Patsy Hebert added, “We are proud to have Lafayette represent District III!”
The award is bestowed by judges of the LGCF, and members of the Lafayette Garden Club help Lafayette Consolidated Government staff prepare for the judges’ visit. Judges for the District III CCC were LGCF members Jane Anders from Oakdale, Sepha Guidry from Rayne and Stephanie M. Tompkins from Washington, LA. 
Cities competing for the top honor are compared with other cities according to their size category. Based on this grouping, Lafayette beat out Baton Rouge and Metairie in their size category to win the Cleanest City Contest for 2017.
Louisiana is the only state in which the Garden Club sponsors the Cleanest City Competition.