Wednesday, April 22, 2015

In Memory of Mayor Al Broussard

Mayor Al Broussard of Loreauville was Chair of the New Acadia Project Steering Committee. He tragically passed away on April 3, 2015.

Cheryl Broussard Perret, former New Acadia Project Steering Committee chair, congratulates Mayor Al Broussard on his appointment as chair.
Mayor Al at an Iberia Parish Council meeting, where he requested and received funds to support the New Acadia Project.

Mayor Al (on far right) meeting with UL Lafayette faculty and students to discuss plans for an Acadian commemorative park in Loreauville.
Mayor Al (second from left) meets with the New Acadia Project Steering Committee and researchers at Vermilionville.
Mayor Al (second from right) at the New Acadia Project tent at Festivals Acadiens et Créoles.
Mayor Al discussing the fieldwork with Dr. Rees and research assistants during the summer of 2014.
Mayor Al (left) examining maps in the field with Dr. Rees.
Mayor Broussard was an enthusiastic supporter of the New Acadia Project, introducing the archaeology field crew to local residents and land owners, raising money to support the research, and working tirelessly to publicize the project. His absence leaves a huge chasm in the project and in our hearts.