Danielle Breaux Named Interim LCG Director of Development and Planning
Jul 06, 2018 03:45PM
● By Staff Writer
Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux has chosen Lafayette native, Danielle Breaux as Interim Director of LCG’s Development and Planning Department until a permanent Director is named. Breaux will assume the role July, as outgoing Director Carlee Alm-LaBar finishes her time in the position at the end of June.
For more than 20 years, Breaux has worked in both the private and public sectors in areas ranging from project management, design, design review, regulatory process management, progressive programming, strategic planning and master planning.
According to Robideaux, significant improvements were made under the previous Director’s time. Robideaux says he believes Breaux’s impressive experience makes her an ideal candidate to step in and will keep the positive momentum going for Lafayette.
The Department was restructured in 2017 to better align neighborhood and historic preservation efforts, streamline and better enforce regulations, and improve land use planning. “Danielle’s strengths align very well with the Department’s goals making for a seamless transition.”
Breaux has worked in many real estate capacities, serving as a key strategist for tactical real estate, developing strategies for large portfolios and managing regulatory approval processes for large scale projects with complex historic preservation and development challenges. She is also skilled in facilitating stakeholder discussions to build consensus around competing objectives and has managed projects with significant environmental, historic, transportation, and community impacts for clients including: U.S. Department of Defense; U.S. Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; U.S. General Services Administration; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office among many others.
Breaux is a graduate of Louisiana State University and her technical skills include feasibility analysis, progressive programming, policy review and development, as well as regulatory design reviews for public projects.
A native of Lafayette, Breaux returned to her hometown almost four years ago with her husband and daughter.