City-Parish Boards and Commissions

 
Boards & Commissions 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY ON BOARDS/COMMISSIONS 

The Lafayette Mayor-President and City-Parish Council make several appointments to boards and commissions. All meetings of boards and commissions are open to the public. Individuals wishing to submit a resume for these volunteer vacancies must be a registered voter and a resident of Lafayette Parish. Citizens may volunteer for a board or commission by calling 337.291.8800 or emailing BCLafayette@LafayetteLA.gov.

 
Yearly ethics training for all appointees is required, as is financial disclosure under certain circumstances per State Law: La. R.S. 42:1124. The Council Office does not administer these requirements. Questions about financial disclosure requirements or ethics training should be directed to the Louisiana Board of Ethics at 225.381.7271. 
 
Acadiana Resource Conservation and Development Council
Function: To educate the people living in the area to accelerate the development, conservation, and wise use of human, financial, and natural resources in order to improve the standard of living and quality of life in the ARC&D area.
 
Alarm Review Board
Function: Conducts formal hearings regarding appeals relating to the assessment of fines or warning notices; affirms, reverses, or modifies the assessment of any fine, the rendering of any warning notice and/or adverse determination made to the appellant. The decision of the board will be final as to administrative remedies within the Lafayette Consolidated Government.
 
Board of Zoning Adjustments (BOZA)
Function: To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged that there is error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by any administrative official in the enforcement of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance of the City of Lafayette. 
 
CAJUNDOME Commission
Function: Full authority to operate the CAJUNDOME; all matters relating to CAJUNDOME are submitted to the Commission. 
 
Citizen Advisory Committee to the Lafayette Transportation Technical Advisory Committee of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
Function: To provide advice to the Lafayette Transportation Technical Advisory Committee concerning all aspects of MPO; the CAC makes its recommendations to the TPC.
 
City/Parish Recreation Advisory Commission
Function: To give advice and assistance for the management of the Recreation and Parks program in the City and Parish; shall be attentive to the needs of all the neighborhood programs and/or organizations. 
 
Civil Service Board
Function: To approve the position classification plan; review and submit to the council for approval a salary plan; approve civil service rules; conduct investigations and take action on complaints by or against any employee in the classified service; hold hearings on dismissals, demotions and other disciplinary matters; etc.
 
Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
Function: To formulate the program to implement the various development plans for downtown Lafayette, shall implement the various plans with the responsibility of aiding and coordinating public development.
 
Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board
Function: Responsible for meeting and voting to recommend or deny the application for a Certificate of Necessity after consideration is given to all the criteria.
 
Evangeline Thruway Redevelopment Team
Function: To create and monitor the implementation of their strategic plan by LCG staff and modify its components in order to improve its efficiency; and advise the Lafayette City-Parish Council on expenditure of local funds.
 
Fire and Police Civil Service Board
Function: To represent the public interest in matter of personnel administration in the fire and police services.
 
Heymann Performing Arts Center & Frem F. Boustany Convention Center Advisory Commission
Function: To advise the City-Parish Government regarding the operation and maintenance of the center; to make recommendations to the Manager of the Center in the formation of programs which the Commission considers beneficial to the operation and maintenance of the Center.
 
Industrial Development Board
Function: To promote, stimulate, develop, and advance the business prosperity and economic welfare of the Parish of Lafayette.

Keep Lafayette Beautiful Committee
Function: To engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environment.

Lafayette Advisory Commission on Crime Prevention
Function: An investigative and research organization which stimulates and encourages significant and innovative crime prevention projects involving community action and utilizing community resources. 

Lafayette Airport Commission
Function: To have full power and authority to administer the Lafayette Airport in all respects and generally to do everything necessary for the progressive and efficient operation of the Lafayette Airport.

Lafayette Animal Control Center Advisory Board
Function: Acts in an advisory capacity to the City-Parish Government and to the Animal Control Center concerning the conduct of animal control operation in Lafayette.

Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission (LCVC)
Function: To promote the City and Parish of Lafayette for purposes of conventions and tourism; to encourage the development of tourist attractions in the Lafayette area.

Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA)
Function: To perform the functions of an economic and industrial development agency and may engage in those projects and activities it deems appropriate to encourage and assist economic growth and development.

Lafayette Mayor-President’s Awareness Committee on Citizens with Disabilities
Function: To develop and channel information regarding disabled persons to the citizens of the community, to work with all aspects of community life so that persons with disabilities will realize the rights and responsibilities afforded to all citizens and receive recommendations, requests and citizen complaints regarding problems affecting the disabled.

Lafayette Parish Bayou Vermilion District (BVD)
Function: To improve the water quality and beautification of Bayou Vermilion; promote the bayou as a recreational and cultural asset; create and control viable economic development adjacent to Bayou Vermilion in order to provide a diversified economic base.

Lafayette Parish Library Board of Control
Function: Establishes rules and regulations for its own government and that of the library and/or its branches. Elects and employs assistant librarians and other employees.

Lafayette Parish Waterworks District North
Function: The Board has absolute control and authority over the waterworks in the district and shall adopt by-laws, rules and regulations for the proper conduct and operations of a waterworks system in the district.
 
Lafayette Parish Waterworks District South
Function: The Board has absolute control and authority over the waterworks in the district and shall adopt by-laws, rules and regulations for the proper conduct and operations of a waterworks system in the district.
 
Lafayette Preservation Commission
Function: Engages in activities to designate, protect and enhance places, districts, sites, buildings, structures and works of public art having a special historical cultural or aesthetic significance, interest or value and deemed appropriate or historic and worthy of preservation.
 
Lafayette Public Trust Finance Authority (LPTFA)
Function: Trustees shall make and adopt by-laws for the orderly administration and regulation of the affairs of the Trust; employs clerical, professional, legal and technical assistance as they may deem necessary to properly operate the business of the Trust.
 
Lafayette Science Museum Board
Function: To advise the Consolidated Government concerning the Lafayette Natural History Museum, Planetarium and the Nature Station. The Commission may make recommendations concerning the Museum and Planetarium and the Commission shall carry out such other functions and duties as may be assigned to it from time to time by the Consolidated Government.
 
Planning and Zoning Commission
Function: The Commission shall be composed of a parish planning commission in that portion of the Parish outside of the City of Lafayette and a city planning and zoning commission for the City of Lafayette.
 
Teche-Vermilion Freshwater District
Function: To establish, maintain and protect a fresh water supply in Bayou Teche and Vermilion River.
 
Transportation Policy Committee
Function: Serves as the principal policy decision-making body of the Lafayette Metropolitan Area and provides guidance for the development, coordination and implementation of a multi-model transportation system serving the metropolitan area.
 
Citizens interested in serving on a board or commission are encouraged to submit a résumé, indicating the board or commission of interest, by mail, fax or email:

Office of the Council
P.O. Box 4017-C
Lafayette, LA 70502
Phone: 337.291.8800
Fax: 325.291.8822
 
Citizens may also contact the Council staff to find out which boards may interest them at 337.291.8800.
 
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