Mayor Nic Hunter and Lake Charles City Council Sworn Into Office

Mayor Nic Hunter and Lake Charles City Council Sworn Into Office

Mayor Nic Hunter (Middle) pictured with Lake Charles City Council Members. L-R Stuart Weatherford (Distirict E), Luvertha August (District B), Mary Morris (District A), Johnnie Thibodeaux (District F), John Ieyoub (District D), Mark Eckard (District G), Rodney Geyen (District C)

LAKE CHARLES—Newly-elected Mayor Nic Hunter and the Lake Charles City Council were sworn into office during a public ceremony at 2 p.m. today, July 1, 2017.

The oath of office was administered to each by the Honorable Judges Gene Thibodeaux (City Council) and Lillyn Cutrer (Mayor Hunter) and Mayor Hunter provided his inaugural address to the citizens of Lake Charles.

“Today we find ourselves at the brink of greatness. The next decade is perhaps one of the most important in our history,” said Mayor Hunter in his address. “Growth of our economy and population present unparalleled opportunity. It also presents very real, very tangible challenges. I stand today, firm in my conviction that these challenges are worth having. With the cooperation of the Council and the community, these are challenges we can meet. These are challenges I welcome. These are challenges we can overcome.”

The term of office for Mayor Hunter and the City Council is four years with the next election taking place in the year 2021.

The full text of Mayor Hunter’s inaugural address can be found at

For Further Information Contact: John Cardone, 491-1381 or Matt Young, 491-9176

The City of Lake Charles fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. For more information, or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, see the City of Lake Charles website- or call the Mayor’s Action Line at (337) 491-1346, or contact the appropriate Department Head, or call the Title VI coordinator at (337) 491-1440


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