705 W. University Avenue
Lafayette LA 70502
P.O. Box 4017-C, Lafayette LA 70502
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (337) 291-8810
Veronica L. Arceneaux was appointed Clerk of the Council in a Joint meeting of the Lafayette City Council and Lafayette Parish Council on January 7, 2020. She is the first person to serve in this position under this new form of government. Although the Executive Branch of Government remains a "Consolidated Government", the Legislative Branch, formerly a "Consolidated Council" was split into a separate City Council and a Parish Council. She received the unanimous approval upon vote of both Councils. She is the first in the entire State to serve as Clerk of the Council for two (2) separate Councils, at the same time.
Arceneaux grew up in Rayne, LA and moved to Lafayette to attend college, then USL. She has been employed by the Council Office for the past 30 years, starting her career with the Lafayette City Council. Thereafter, she served under the Lafayette Consolidated Council and now serving under the two (2) Councils. Arceneaux also served as the Charter Commission Clerk in 2010 and many years as the secretary/Treasurer of the Lafayette Council of Governments, which consists of local mayors, council members and School Board Members holding elected office in Lafayette Parish. In 2017, she earned the designation of Louisiana Certified Municipal Clerk through the Louisiana Municipal Clerks Association (LMCA) and also serves on the LMCA Statewide Executive Board and will take the Oath of Office as the Statewide Vice President next month. She is now working to attain the designation of Master Municipal Clerk (MMC). She has already completed the first two levels toward her MMC.
Arceneaux is a member of many organizations and enjoys volunteering for the community. She was elected to the ULL Alumni Council in 2021. She is an active member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and of Women of Wisdom, to name a few. Arceneaux holds degrees from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (then called the University of Southwestern Louisiana) and Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA, with a Master's Degree in Public Administration. She is married to Head Golf Professional Chris Arceneaux and enjoys cycling, running and hanging out with her one-year old granddaughter.