Paul Holmes, LaMATS Procurement Consultant, presented at last week's annual gathering of the Louisiana Association of Municipal Secretaries and Assistants (LAMSA) in Lafayette. Paul spoke on numerous aspects of municipal purchasing, a complex and essential duty for many members in attendance. Among the topics touched on were recent changes to spending limits requiring formal bids; electronic bidding procedures; how best to get quotes—and how LaMATS can assist through pre-nego
As we continue to highlight the expertise and resources available to you through LaMATS many partnerships, we’re proud to introduce Pat Dayton of Kincade Recreation and Miracle Playground Equipment. Many of you may already know Pat, a Monroe, Louisiana, native who served 32 years in municipal recreation department management. He is a former Director of Recreation and Parks for New Iberia and Monroe and has served as General Manager of the storied New Orleans City Park. Pat is
On September 11, 2001, ordinary Americans performed extraordinary acts of heroism. Firefighters and police officers rushed into crumbling buildings and raging fires to save others. EMTs, construction workers, colleagues, and strangers tended to the wounded. Passengers and crewmembers gave their lives to thwart another attack. And a generation of women and men answered the call of duty by joining our Armed Forces to defend our freedom and our democracy. These patriots — pe
Flags are to be flown at half-staff until sunset on the day of interment. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. She defined an era.
In a world of constant change, she was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without her. Queen Elizabeth II led always with grace, an unwavering commitment to duty, and the incomparable power of her example. She was a stateswoman of
"The staff and boards of LMA, RMI & LaMATS are forever moved by the amazing sacrifice of first responders on that unforgettable day, and by the countless sacrifices of our military men and women in the following decades. All inspire us to serve others above self. So, with both gratitude and inspiration we remember, and we remind our children never to forget the events of September 11, 2001." Mayor Jennifer Vidrine, LMA President Mayor David C. Butler, II, RMI Chairman Council
LaMATS' service partners are essential to our success. Their expertise and resources add immeasurably to our value and greatly ease operations for local governments statewide. None of us can afford to overlook a single safety issue in our community. Precision Concrete Cutting provides uniquely effective and affordable service in reducing trip hazards in public spaces. They offer an efficient, proven process that has been used to repair more than 10,000 miles of sidewalks to d