City of Lake Charles Receives LMA Community Achievement Award

On Saturday, August 2, at the Louisiana Municipal Association’s (LMA’s) 77th annual convention banquet held at the Baton Rouge River Center, the City of Lake Charles was presented the Community Achievement Award in the Economic Development Category for Municipalities with population over 25,001 for the Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial Economic Development (SEED) Center and the new Lake Charles City Court.

Said Mayor Randy Roach:
“It is an honor for the City of Lake Charles to receive this award. Through our partnership with the Police Jury, the SWLA Alliance for Economic Development, McNeese and others, we have established two new landmarks that will help further our common, long-term goal of a better, more vibrant City.”

According to the Louisiana Municipal Association, “Twelve municipal governments were announced as winners of the 2013 Community Achievement Awards. This prestigious award, conducted for the 46th year, goes to municipalities that display outstanding improvements and accomplishments for their communities.”

The LMA said the competition was co-sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Economic Development, the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association, and the LMA. A committee of judges from the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association, the Capital Region Planning Commission, Louisiana Economic Development, Louisiana Main Street, and the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal judged the entries.

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The City of Lake Charles fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. For more information, or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, see the City of Lake Charles website- or call the Mayor’s Action Line at (337) 491-1346, or contact the appropriate Department Head, or call the Title VI coordinator at (337) 491-1440.