LCG votes to name old city hall building in honor of Phillip Lank

Lank was the co-founder of Festival International de Louisiane
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Posted at 10:31 PM, Apr 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-20 08:56:32-04

LAFAYETTE — On Tuesday night, the city council unanimously voted to change the name of Lafayette's old city hall.

The building will now be named in honor of Philip Arleigh Lank who passed away in January

As co-founder of Festival International de Louisiane, the country's largest music and arts festival, making the decision of renaming city hall was a no-brainer.

Not only did Lank share his love for the arts, but for the people of Lafayette, Acadiana, and the world.

Council member Patrick Lewis said the new name will represent everyone moving forward.

"This is about every people, everyone, not just from slavery until now. This is for everyone that is a part of Lafayette, all the citizens of Lafayette," said Lewis. "Just about everybody knows about Phil Lank. He did it for the people not just black or white but for everybody."

Lewis also mentioned that the decision to name the hall in Lank's honor was personal for him because Lank was a friend.

With Festival International coming up, the timing, he said, was perfect.

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