McGoffin honored with 2010 Lafayette Civic Cup

by Leslie Turk

Attorney Gary McGoffin will be recognized for his years of community involvement and activism on Nov. 4 at the Petroleum Club. The 2010 Lafayette Civic Cup will be presented to attorney Gary McGoffin Nov. 4 at the Petroleum Club.

Sponsored by The Daily Advertiser, the Civic Cup, now in its 78th year, is commonly regarded as the highest honor bestowed on a local individual for community involvement. Nominations are open to the public and must be submitted in writing, with the winner selected by an anonymous, rotating committee of past honorees.

Best known for his decades of work with the Boy Scouts and efforts to improve the parish's public education system, McGoffin is a partner in the Lafayette-based law firm Durio, McGoffin, Stagg and Ackermann.

The Daily Advertiser announced its 2010 winner over the weekend, in a short profile of McGoffin:

When Gary McGoffin's family moved to Lafayette in 1962, his father wasted little time establishing a Boy Scout troop, inspiring a selfless sense of volunteerism and community involvement that has stuck with McGoffin to this day.
Nearly 50 years later, Boy Scout Troop 156 remains an active part of the Lafayette community, as have McGoffin and his family. ...
As Acadian Ambulance executive vice president Tyron Picard said, it's not uncommon to run into McGoffin having lunch or dinner with business and community leaders to discuss ways to make Lafayette a better place to live.
"For a lack of a better word, that's my hobby," McGoffin said. "I don't hunt, I don't fish and I don't play golf. Those aren't things I really spend a lot of time with. This is. As my father told me one time, as long as you don't worry about who gets the credit, you can get anything done."

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The Civic Cup event will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4; tickets are $60. For more information, call 232-2582.