Mayor-President-Elect Josh Guillory has announced that Hollis Conway will join his Administration as Director of the Community Development Department.
According to a release, Conway currently serves as an Assistant Athletic Director for the University of Louisiana with a focus on Diversity, Leadership and Education.
"Hollis brings a wealth of experience, a deep love of community and an endless amount of energy to my Administration. His reputation as a go-getter and his ability to inspire and motivate people will be incredibly valuable to achieving the mission of Community Development," Guillory expressed. "I am thrilled to have Hollis onboard, and I know he will hit the ground running in improving services for our citizens and building stronger relationships with the community."
The department promotes services geared toward enhancing the physical, social, economic, educational, and cultural conditions of the jurisdiction of the Lafayette Consolidated Government and has been in place since 1976.
"I am ecstatic to be a part of Mayor-President-Elect Guillory's team. I have a passion for helping people and for bettering my community. Since returning last year, my love for Lafayette and its people have deepened. I cannot wait to put that affection into action through the great work of Community Development," Conway stated. "I am grateful to Mr. Guillory for allowing me to serve in this capacity, and I am excited to implement his vision for the Department."
The Community Development Department has served the Lafayette area by providing housing services to low/moderate-income households and special needs households; economic development opportunities; housing and financial counseling; neighborhood revitalization activities; art, cultural, and historic programs; senior programs; homeless services; and many others.
Personnel changes are not effective until January 6 when Guillory will be officially sworn in as Mayor-President.