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LaMATS Past President Honored for Service, New Officers Named

PINEVELLE—At the August 16 meeting of the LaMATS Board of Directors, Immediate Past President, Arcadia Mayor Eugene Smith, was thanked for his four years as president and presented a plaque commemorating his outstanding leadership. At the same meeting, the following members were selected to serve as LaMATS Officers for the coming year (2017-2018): Mayor Carroll Breaux – President Mayor Clarence Fields – Vice President Mayor Jennifer Vidrine – Secretary/Treasurer The full slate of LaMATS Directors and Officers can be found here. Pictured (L-R): New LaMATS President, Mayor Carroll Breaux (Springhill); Immediate Past President Mayor Eugene Smith (Arcadia); and new LaMATS Vice President, Mayor C

Facility Planning Capital Outlay Training Seminar Set for September

Municipalities that participate in the State Capital Outlay Process should take note of an upcoming Facility Planning Capital Outlay Training Seminar this September. Interested members should register early for this important seminar. TITLE: 2017 Capital Outlay Training Seminar DETAILS: The Louisiana State Division of Administration - Office of Facility Planning and Control (OFPC) periodically offers a training seminar on the Capital Outlay process and procedures. The 2017 seminar is currently scheduled for September and will be held at the Claiborne Building, Louisiana Purchase Room # 1-100, 1201 North Third Street, Baton Rouge 70802. There will be two sessions available: Tuesday, September

The Drains in Rayne

The City of Rayne garnered the LMA’s 16th Annual “Best of Show Award” for its “Phase II Drainage Improvements (Culvert Angioplasty)” project that involved a new method of thoroughly clearing out drainage culverts along nearly 15 miles of open ditch streets. The tools and methods required to implement this project were conceived, designed, fabricated, and executed entirely by city employees. In all, eleven Louisiana municipal governments – Maringouin, Covington, Ruston, Monroe, Jean Lafitte, St. Martinville, Gonzales, Shreveport, Clinton, Franklin and Gretna – took home the Louisiana Municipal Association's most prestigious award for outstanding municipal improvements and accomplishments.

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