Ray Bourque takes office as Mayor of Broussard

2.01.2019
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Contact: Holly Cope-Lynn
337.837.6681
hcopelynn@broussardla.com

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ray Bourque takes office as Mayor of Broussard

Broussard, LA, January 2, 2019 –
On January 2, 2019, Ray Bourque was sworn in as the new Mayor of Broussard, La. One of his first orders of business was to meet with city employees and share his vision of moving Broussard forward.

Mayor Bourque spoke on the importance of tourism, engagement of Broussard’s citizens, and accountability of the city’s employees and elected officials. He also expressed that managing personnel, projects, and contracts will be one of his essential roles. Managing the initiatives that will improve drainage and infrastructure for the city will be a priority. “I am humbled by the trust that the citizens of Broussard have placed in me. I’m excited to begin the work, building the best Broussard possible,” says Mayor Bourque.

The Mayor also introduced his leadership team. Joining the Mayor’s staff as his Executive Assistant will be Annie Perret, and Holly Cope-Lynn has been named the city’s first Director of Tourism and Communications. Another new position for the city is that of Chief Operating Officer, filled by Jeremy Hidalgo, former President and CEO of the Broussard Chamber of Commerce. “I am very excited and honored to have the opportunity to assist Mayor Bourque in the implementation of his vision for Broussard. I will not take my responsibilities lightly,” says Hidalgo.

Mayor Bourque is a Broussard native with deep roots in his community. He has been serving as Broussard City Councilman since January 2011, having become interested in local politics after being consulted by friends and neighbors about their concerns on many different issues. He has been married to Mitzi Bourque for 25 years, and they have two children, Jake and Hailey.

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The City of Broussard, La. boasts a hot, rapidly growing economic climate to match its geographical one. Southern hospitality and charm combine with incredible growth opportunities and cutting-edge 21st-century technology in the heart of Cajun Country. Broussard has also seen a boom in residential development as land once used for agriculture has given way to demands for new developments. Broussard is a unique city, known for “small town, big business.” “Like” Broussard on Facebook and visit our website to learn more: www.cityofbroussard.com.

For more information, please contact Holly Cope-Lynn at hcopelynn@broussardla.com or 337-837-6681.