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Parish Proud Committed to measurable, meaningful and noticeable differences, one Quality of Place issue at a time.

Who is Parish Proud?

Parish Proud is dedicated to improving the Quality of Place across Lafayette Parish and within its incorporated areas. We do this by equipping stakeholders with resources that help build their capacity to transform the pride we feel into pride we see.

With a vision of Lafayette Parish being a thriving and vibrant place for both residents and visitors, Parish Proud works collaboratively with public and private partners to minimize visual pollution and optimize visual vibrancy.

Parish Proud wants everyone to be proud of their home! In order to do that, we need to better understand how everyone currently perceives it. What makes you feel pride for our community and what doesn’t? Perhaps there are things that make you feel a bit embarrassed. We want to better understand all of these things!

With a vision of Lafayette Parish being a thriving and vibrant place for both residents and visitors, Parish Proud works collaboratively with public and private partners to minimize visual pollution and optimize visual vibrancy.

The Quality of Place ecosystem uses a combination of short-term, mid-term and long-term strategies supporting missions dedicated to making places accessible, engaging, clean, comfortable, visually appealing, and socially active.

Parish Proud’s current focus is outlined in red. We are currently focused on the “visually appealing” aspects of Quality of Place, and more specifically, minimizing visual pollution.

Meet The Staff

Executive Director

Katy Dupre

Katy is a Lafayette native who spent 10 years away working in New Orleans, Chicago, and Montana before returning home 2 years ago, moved by the desire to get involved in finding ways to improve the community she calls home.

She has more than 10 years of experience working in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, most recently as the program director for the Lafayette Engagement and Research Network (LEaRN) initiative at CGI. Her background includes a wide variety of work at the intersection of community organizing, government policy development, economic development, and data science. She earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of New Orleans, and is certified in Big Data and Social Analytics from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning.

Programs and Media

Brianne Hendricks

Brianne Hendricks is a Carencro native who received her degree in journalism from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her works have been featured in The Advocate, The Current, and Acadiana Lifestyle.

After receiving her degree she went back to her books and is currently working towards a master's degree in communication, branching out into the fields of public relations, marketing and advertising. She hopes to give back to the community who made her who she is today by working towards Parish Proud's goals.

Advisory Board Members

Matt Stuller: Chairman of Parish Proud and Founder and Chairman of Stuller Settings Inc.

Angela Morrison: Board member of Parish Proud and Community Development Manager of Meritus Credit Union

Carlee Alm-LaBar: Board Member of Parish Proud and President and CEO of United Way of Acadiana

Troy Wayman: Board Member of Parish Proud and President and CEO of One Acadiana

Mike Michot: Board Member of Parish Proud and Senior Director of State Affairs for The Picard Group

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