Cian Robinson, Executive Director of Lafayette General Foundation

Cian Robinson moved south to Lafayette when his wife, Dr. Natalie Harder, was offered the opportunity to serve as Chancellor of South Louisiana Community College. Robinson discusses his love for the people of Lafayette, who provided a warm welcome by embracing him and his family. Working for the not-for-profit, community owned Lafayette General Health System […]

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Ben Berthelot, Executive Director of the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission

Ben Berthelot has dedicated his working life to public service. In this episode of Discover Lafayette, Ben talks with Jan Swift about the many cultural attractions for which Lafayette is known: great cuisine, rich cultural history, blockbuster festivals, and the kind-hearted people who make this a family-friendly place. Ben’s a well-respected family man and community […]

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Rick Chappuis and John Swift, Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association

Lafayette, Louisiana has embraced the tradition of celebrating Mardi Gras annually since 1897. Rick Chappuis and John Swift, officers of the Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association, discuss how their volunteer-led association coordinates this beloved family-friendly festival enjoyed by the community as well as tourists from all over the world.

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