MAYOR-PRESIDENT BOULET ORDERS FLAGS TO BE FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF FORMER MAYOR WILLIAM "DUD" LASTRAPES, JR.
Feb 8, 2024, 15:48 PM by Caylee Deshotel
MAYOR-PRESIDENT BOULET ORDERS FLAGS TO BE FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF FORMER MAYOR WILLIAM “DUD” LASTRAPES, JR.
Lafayette, LA –Mayor-President Monique Blanco Boulet orders all flags at Lafayette Consolidated Government to be flown at half-staff, effective immediately and continuing until sunset on the day of interment, in honor of former Mayor William "Dud" Lastrapes, Jr. who passed away on February 7, 2024, at the age of 94.
Mayor-President Boulet expresses her condolences and highlights the significant contributions made by Mayor Lastrapes to the Lafayette community. She said, "Mayor Lastrapes was a dedicated public servant who worked tirelessly for the betterment of Lafayette. His leadership, vision, and unwavering commitment to our city will be remembered fondly by all who had the privilege of knowing him."
William "Dud" Lastrapes, Jr. served as the Mayor of Lafayette from 1980-1992. During his tenure, he spearheaded numerous initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality of life for all residents of Lafayette. His legacy includes the construction of the Cajundome and some of the early planning for the Camellia Bridge.
As Lafayette mourns the loss of a beloved leader, Mayor-President Boulet urges all residents to join her in honoring Mayor Lastrapes' memory and to keep his family in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.