Nov. 11, 2014 03:50 PM

Bruce Conque, the former city-parish councilman, has resigned his position as vice president of community development at the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce as he prepares a run for his old job on the council.

 Bruce Conque, the former city-parish councilman, has resigned his position as vice president of community development at the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce as he prepares a run for his old job on the council.

Conque tells The IND that in the interim - Council elections are next fall - he plans to do some freelance consulting work in marketing and public relations. Conque served on the Council beginning in 2004 and was re-elected to the District 6 seat in 2007. He resigned the Council seat to take the position of vice president of marketing/government relations with the Chamber in 2008.

"This is an opportune time for me to step aside and allow Chamber leadership to do long term strategic planning for its One Acadiana Regional Initiative," says the accomplished amateur photographer, who also serves as chairman of the Lafayette Planning Commission. "I have thoroughly enjoyed my tenure with the Chamber and the opportunity to share in its commitment to the community."

Chamber CEO Jason El Koubi hailed Conque's service to the organization: "On behalf of the entire Chamber organization, I want to thank Bruce for his dedicated service to our community through his work at the Chamber. Bruce played a critically important staff leadership role over the last several years and has been a steadfast guide and sounding board as the Chamber embarked on a significant transformation earlier this year. We wish Bruce the best of success as he begins the next chapter of his career in public service."

Read more about Conque in the next issue of ABiz - in racks Friday.

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