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Say it ain’t so, JoDu. Has it really been nearly 12 years?

At times emotional, Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel delivered his final State of the Parish address to a sold-out group gathered at the Cajundome Convention Center Feb. 11, the kickoff to IND Media’s 2015 Lecture Series sponsored by IberiaBank. Read more on his talk in “Victory Lap.”

1. Keith Patin, Kevin Blanchard and Police Chief Jim Craft

2. Bottom: Braxton Broussard and Hudson Broussard Top: Meredith Hebert, Maddie Broussard, Joey Durel and Hannah Hebert

3. Joey Durel

4. Justin Centanni, Marie Centanni, Lauren Chauvin, Hunter Chauvin, Skyra Rideaux and Lauren Bostic

5. Gerald Boudreaux and State Rep. Joel Robideaux

6. Blair Zuschlag, Charlie Babineaux, Brandt Etier, Karmen Blanco-Hartfield and Harry Patin

7. IND political columnist Pearson Cross, Joey Durel and IND Managing Editor Walter Pierce

8. Durel was joined on stage by wife, Lynne, and their children and grandchildren

9. IND Co-Publisher Cherry Fisher May and Joey Durel

10. IberiaBank’s Judi Lejeune, Pat Trahan, Jerry Prejean, Lexi Baldridge, Jerry Vascocu, Jill Merkl and Kent Hanes

11. Dee Stanley, Carlee Alm-LaBar, Katherine McCormick, Kim Spears, Joey Durel, Bobby Cormier, Becky Perret, Julie Bordelon and Cydra Wingerter

12. Dee Stanley and Joey Durel

13. Chief Jim Craft, Kevin Blanchard, Carlee Alm- LaBar, Dee Stanley, Eleanor Bouy, Robert Benoit, Patricia Leyendecker, Joey Durel, Mike Hebert, Julie Bordelon and Terry Huval