LaMATS Board President Featured in PBS Documentary
Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine, President of LaMATS Board of Directors, was featured along with her city and fellow residents in a Public Broadcasting special that aired earlier this month. The documentary, produced for PBS by The Reel South, describes the city's unique "Tee Cotton Bowl" football game, pitting public and private high school teams (predominantly Black and White in student bodies, respectively) in a celebrated annual contest. Watch the 26 minute film and s
Fewer COVID Restrictions Mean More Pedestrian Traffic
As COVID protocols and vaccinations begin to turn the tide on the pandemic, reduced restrictions on local businesses and social distancing will mean more people out on the sidewalks. While a welcome situation for many, it's not without risk in the form of trip hazards. LaMATS partner Precision Concrete Cutting of Louisiana can help your local government or school system prepare for greater pedestrian traffic with their quick, patented repair process for buckled concrete walkw
LPS Tweets Louder This Spring
LaMATS Purchasing Services has ramped up communications on our Twitter feed as more local governments and Louisiana vendors follow us. Want to see what's going on around the state, share some news, or contact us with a procurement need? Check out our feed and follow us at https://twitter.com/LPSforMunis.
Winnsboro Adopts Efleets Service, a LaMATS Partner
The Town of Winnsboro, in Franklin Parish, passed a resolution last Friday to engage Enterprise Fleet Management (Efleets) to provide and maintain the town's official vehicles. The new Efleets service, which reduces municipal overhead costs and administrative effort, is available statewide through a LaMATS partnership launched in 2021. LaMATS Executive Director, Cliff Palmer, attended the March 26 special meeting to answer any questions from the Council or public about the pr