The Mayor-President is the CEO of the City-Parish Government and has general and administrative authority over all departments, offices and agencies of Lafayette Consolidated Government.
On January 3, 2024, Monique Blanco Boulet was sworn in as the first female Mayor-President for Lafayette Parish. A proven leader who works across political lines with a strong track record in delivering results in Acadiana, Boulet is known for her integrity and transparency, successfully bringing together federal, state and local resources to drive community-focused initiatives from concept to reality for infrastructure and revitalization.
Mayor-President Boulet previously served as the CEO of the Acadiana Planning Commission (APC) and led the Acadiana Rural Fiber-to-the-home Initiative, the Acadiana Watershed Initiative, regional transportation planning, and regional economic development. In this capacity, she was responsible for coordinating major projects that improved life for every family in Acadiana. Before entering public service, she specialized in strategic business planning for a private-sector start-up oil field company.
Mayor-President Boulet and her husband David recently celebrated 30 years of marriage and have four children: Kathleen, David, Zachary and Samuel. She earned her Executive MBA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and is the daughter of Louisiana's only female governor, the late Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, and the late Raymond "Coach" Blanco. Born and raised in Acadiana, she is proud and passionate about Lafayette!