Posted: Jul 30, 2013 9:37 AM by MELISSA CANONE
NEW IBERIA. La. - The Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce held a signing ceremony for the Operation Progress initiative today. The event was held at the Steamboat Pavilion in Bouligny Plaza, Downtown New Iberia.
Operation Progress is a collaboration of individuals within community-based and governmental organizations, called Stakeholders, who are passionate about Iberia Parish and its communities, its rich past and its future.
The Operation Progress Initiative is an ongoing project focusing on three key areas: Economic and Community Development, Residential and Population Expansion, and Workforce Development & Education. The initiative is a strategy to address the flat Census trend.
The purpose of the event/signing ceremony was to shift from committee work to greater community engagement.
"We are very pleased with the level interest and participation in the initiative. There is a strong desire with the grassroots of the community to create positive momentum for Iberia and push important projects forward. It is a process that continues to grow, which is what the initiative is all about," said Janet Faulk - Gonzales, CEO, Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce.