The deadline to apply for the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Lafayette program for 2009 is Friday, Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. Twenty-five individuals will be selected for participation in the 10-month training initiative, which turns 22 next year.
Class XXI's graduation is Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Oakbourne Country Club. U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany will address the 2008 leadership group and present graduates with their certificates.
Leadership Lafayette is an award-winning program designed to encourage new, energetic and innovative leaders to use in-depth analysis when approaching complex community issues. Participants are selected each year from a cross-section of occupations and socio-economic sectors of the community. Utilizing topical sessions, lectures, field trips and readings, the curriculum covers local issues in the areas of education, health care, economic development, law enforcement and government.
To be considered for participation in the program, contact Cydra Wingerter at the chamber, 408-3652 or
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.