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Bourque takes office as new mayor of Broussard

Posted at 5:07 PM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 18:07:47-05

Ray Bourque has now been sworn in as the new Mayor of Broussard.

In a ceremony on January 2, 2019, Bourque set out his plans for the future of the City of Broussard

One of his first orders of business was to meet with city employees and share his vision of moving Broussard forward.

Mayor Bourque spoke on the importance of tourism, engagement of Broussard’s citizens, and accountability of the city’s employees and elected officials. He also expressed that managing personnel, projects, and contracts will be one of his essential roles. Managing the initiatives that will improve drainage and infrastructure for the city will be a priority.

“I am humbled by the trust that the citizens of Broussard have placed in me. I’m excited to begin the work, building the best Broussard possible,” says Mayor Bourque.

Ray Bourque / City of Broussard

The Mayor also introduced his leadership team.

Joining the Mayor’s staff as his Executive Assistant will be Annie Perret, and Holly Cope-Lynn has been named the city’s first Director of Tourism and Communications. Another new position for the city is that of Chief Operating Officer, filled by Jeremy Hidalgo, former President and CEO of the Broussard Chamber of Commerce.

“I am very excited and honored to have the opportunity to assist Mayor Bourque in the implementation of his vision for Broussard. I will not take my responsibilities lightly,” says Hidalgo.

 Bourque is a Broussard native and has been serving as Broussard City Councilman since January 2011. He has been married to Mitzi Bourque for 25 years, and they have two children, Jake and Hailey.