Mask Up, Louisiana! LaMATS Grabs Anti-viral Masks at Special Low Price
With Mardi Gras around the corner, Louisianans don't need reminding to stock up on a good supply of appropriate masks. This year (and likely for months past Fat Tuesday), our municipalities, schools, and places of business will need to secure high-quality face masks to protect citizens from the continued threat of a mutating COVID-19 virus. LaMATS Purchasing Services now offers NET-30 terms ("We ship today--Take 30 days to pay!") on boxes of 3-ply disposable masks from vendor
LPS to Administer LaMATS GovQuote Edition as a Service
GovQuote is the first fully web-based platform to connect local governments and their vendors in the largest, fastest request for quote (RFQ) marketplace. GovQuote LaMATS Edition allows LaMATS Purchasing Services to electronically administer your RFQs and Sealed Bids for materials and supplies. Reach local, statewide, and regional vendors quickly. LPS administration plans start at just $25 per year. Send us your RFQs and Sealed Bids! Register for this service online at: https
CELEBRATING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
On this Day, the LaMATS Board of Directors and Staff are Proud to Honor the Work and Legacy of Dr. King, an American Hero. "We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Brownfield Not a Narrow Category
LaMATS reminds municipalities that any under-utilized property, regardless if polluted, may be considered a Brownfield for the purpose of receiving available state and federal dollars for its assessment, redevelopment and reuse. Let LaMATS conduct an expert site inspection and give your community a path forward. Call Cliff Palmer, Executive Director, at (225) 344-5001.
Cliff Palmer Named to LAMP Advisory Board
LaMATS Executive Director, Cliff Palmer, has been appointed to serve on the President's Advisory Board of the nonprofit Louisiana Asset Management Pool, Inc. (LAMP), a statewide organization that enables local officials to pool and invest funds to earn competitive yields at lower fees, similar to those available to large institutional investors. Palmer's longtime leadership of LaMATS will bring the LAMP Board decades of first-hand experience in municipalities' unique financia
LaMATS Welcomes The New Year
For the many reasons 2020 has been such a challenging year for us all, LaMATS Board and staff look forward to a fresh start and new opportunities in the New Year. From all of us to all of you, here's wishing for a blessed and prosperous 2021!
CBS News Captures Louisiana's Effort to Save Coastal Communities Using Palmer's Drone Footage
On December 22, CBS News aired an episode of their 60 in 6 program focused on Louisiana's coastline and efforts to mitigate further loss and reclaim and restore land and wildlife. Notably, the drone footage featured in the following piece, beginning at the 5:33 minute mark, was shot by LaMATS Executive Director Cliff Palmer.