Acadiana Profile names Lake Charles City of the Year

By Special to the American Press

Acadiana Profile named Lake Charles “City of the Year” at its 45th anniversary celebration in October.

In February, the publication ran a story titled “Lake Charles: City of the Year” by Laura Claverie, a writer the Southwest

Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted in 2012 on a culinary press tour.

The article focused on what makes the area successful on a leadership level, and how important community partnerships can

be when moving a community toward a brighter future.

“Lake Charles is a city that faced its future, came up with a plan and successfully put it into action,” said Errol Laborde,

editor in chief of Acadiana Profile.

“Because of this staggering industrial growth, while retaining a good quality of life, Acadiana Profile magazine named Lake

Charles its City of the Year.”