Councilman Rodney Geyen

Councilman Rodney Geyen
Rodney Geyen is the third son of the late Adam and Mildred Geyen. He attended Second Ward Colored Elementary School, W. O. Boston High School, and Grambling State University, earning a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education. He also attended McNeese State University earning a Masters plus 30 in Administration and Supervision.
Geyen served in the field of education for 46 years. He taught and coached at W.O. Boston High School, Reynaud Middle School, Pearl Watson Junior High School, and Lake Charles Boston High School. He served as Assistant Principal at Reynaud Middle School and served as Principal at T. H. Watson for 15 years. He came out of retirement to serve as Assistant Principal and Principal at Lake Charles Boston High School and Principal of J. F. Kennedy Elementary School and is now Principal of Pearl Watson Elementary.
He was elected to the Lake Charles City Council in 1997 and was elected to serve as Vice President of the Council in 1998 and President in 1999. Geyen served as Mayor for 4 ½ months becoming the first African American to serve as Mayor and the 27th Mayor of the City of Lake Charles.
He is the Pastor of Williams Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Moss Bluff and Crowley District Ministerial Alliance Director.
Geyen is a member of the National Education Association, Louisiana Association of Educators, Calcasieu Education Association, 100 Black Men's Association and Kappa Alpha PSI Fraternity.
Geyen is a committed servant to the people of District C and the City of Lake Charles. He was responsible for securing over 22 million dollars of capital outlay projects consisting of street reconstruction and recreational projects.
Geyen was the recipient of the NAACP Trailblazer Award, listed as Who's Who in the Grambling State University Alumni News Magazine and selected Principal of the Year in 1999, and was the winner of the district and regional levels and a state finalist.
He is married to the former Margaret Marie Guillory and they are the proud parents of four children, Dana, Gerard, Teri and Kelly and have six grandchildren.