March 22, 2016 01:00 PM

Mayor-President Joel Robideaux appoints Rideaux to lead the coordination of the neighborhood beautification initiative.

Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux has chosen Skyra Rideaux to lead the coordination of the neighborhood beautification initiative Project Front Yard.

“I wanted to find a person with a unique set of skills and experience who could leverage the Project Front Yard brand and take the work to the next level,” said Robideaux in a statement. “Skyra will be out in the neighborhoods working with the community to instill a sense of pride about what our community looks like and how we can work together to create a more welcoming community both for our own citizens and for our visitors.”

Rideaux most recently worked as executive director for the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic and before that was in community relations for the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise and LUS Fiber.

Project Front Yard, launched in 2014 under former Mayor-President Joey Durel's administration, is a community-wide education/beautification effort that focuses on engaging community members to improve the overall look of the city. Initiatives include revitalization of gateways, improved streetscapes, litter removal and prevention, public art and river cleanup. For more info, click here.

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