With the third series of Community Forums completed, you may think your chance to let your voice be heard in shaping the future of Lafayette has passed. But that’s not the case.

You can still weigh in by looking at the growth options, filling out an online survey or by hosting a Meeting in a Box. One of these such meetings was conducted by the Realtor Association of Acadiana on Tuesday. The deadline for both the survey and to conduct your Meeting in a Box is Monday, June 10th at 4:00 p.m.

Also, you can join in on the planning at the Downtown Summit 2 on Wednesday, June 5th, at 5:30 p.m. at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.

Lafayette Comprehensive Plan’s Vision Statement (Complete Statement):

In 2035, Lafayette is one of the nation’s most exceptional communities, renowned for its rich Cajun and Creole heritage, its creative scene and culture of innovation, and its authentic joie de vivre. Fueled by its desirable quality of life, its highly educated workforce and the community’s entrepreneurial spirit, Lafayette has attracted substantial investment and growth. This growth has been managed and absorbed in a manner that allowed Lafayette to retain its small town neighborliness and unique way of life.

The Lafayette Comprehensive Plan has galvanized the community and has guided our political leadership in their decision making, keeping us on track and making steady progress toward realizing our Vision. Through a bold collaboration and an on-going conversation among our engaged citizenry and our local government and institutional partners, we have realized our Vision by leveraging our assets, correcting shortcomings and balancing our priorities for what makes our community outstanding.