New Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Beth Guidry has resigned from her post at Lafayette Consolidated Government. It comes exactly one week since Mayor-President Josh Guillory took the oath of office at Lafayette's Heymann Performing Arts Center. Details on the resignation have not yet been made public, but a KPEL source says her resignation was submitted early on Monday.

Before coming to LCG, Guidry had worked in economic development in St. Martin Parish, Republic Services, and the City of Broussard in a career that spans more than 20 years. We'll work to bring you more information as it becomes available.


According to a memo sent to Lafayette city and parish councilmembers, Guillory says Cydra Wingerter has been appointed as the permanent Chief Administrative Officer. Wingerter has served in both the Robideaux and Guillory administrations in the public information office.

Read the full press release below:

As of 9 a.m. this morning, Beth Guidry is no longer with Mayor-President Josh Guillory’s administration. Guillory appointed Cydra Wingerter permanent Chief Administrative Officer.


Guillory states that given this is a personnel matter, he does not wish to go into details of Guidry’s departure at this time. “I named Beth as my CAO because of her strong leadership skills and her extensive background in economic development. Those traits will carry her far in her next endeavor,” he commented.


On the appointment of Wingerter Guillory shared, “During the transition, and since taking office, Cydra has earned my trust and respect. I am confident she will fulfill her duties in this pivotal role with excellence and distinction. I’m committed to ensuring we have the right leaders in the right positions in Lafayette Consolidated Government, and Cydra is the right choice to serve our people as CAO.”

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