Posted on: July 27, 2016

Drive with caution on W. Emma this week while bike lanes are being installed

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Please drive with caution this week as crews are out on W. Emma installing bike lanes as part of the City's Walk and Wheel program.

Parking on the north side of W. Emma will remain, while parking along the south side of the street (from Longmont west ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 28, 2016

Festival Plaza closure on August 1

Please be advised that contractors will be working on a lighting project at Festival Plaza on Monday, August 1 which will require a full closure of the area. This closure will include the public splash pad. While not anticipated, it is possible work may...Read on...

Additional Info about Festival Plaza...
Posted on: July 28, 2016

Join the BBRC for a family-friendly bike ride on July 30

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Join the Bob Burger Recreation Center and Open Space Advisory Committee as they highlight a family-friendly bike ride to celebrate Parks and Recreation Month.

Riders should meet at the West parking lot of Waneka Lake (1600 Caria Dr) by 8:00 AM sharp t...Read on...

Learn more about Parks & Recreation Month...
Posted on: July 26, 2016

Mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile Virus

A mosquito pool in the Lafayette/Louisville area has tested positive this week for West Nile Virus (WNV). While mosquito counts have been on the rise, this is the first detection of WNV in the Lafayette area this year.

Citizens are urged to protect...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: July 21, 2016

Apply for an opening on the Planning Commission

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents interested in serving on the Planning Commission. There is one opening. Requirements include being a registered voter, a resident of Lafayette for one full year, a letter of interest, a resume, and a completed ...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: June 13, 2016

Comcast 2016 franchise renewal notice - attend a public input meeting on July 28

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The City of Lafayette is preparing to negotiate the renewal of the franchise agreement with Comcast. City officials can negotiate specific issues in the agreement including programming categories; public access, education and government channels; customer...Read on...

ADDITIONAL Information...
Posted on: June 30, 2016

The One Lafayette Program is accepting grant applications

One Lafayette Grant

The City of Lafayette assists local nonprofit organizations through the One Lafayette Program. One Lafayette annually disburses funds collected from donations as well as funding from the Lafayette City budget. Organizations wishing to be considered for ...Read on...

cityoflafayette.com/OneLafayette
Posted on: July 20, 2016

The Lafayette Connection is now available online

2016 Summer Connection

The Lafayette Connection newsletter encourages residents to “Be a Part of It” – engaged and informed about COMMUNITY LIFE, HEALTHY LIFESTYLES, and SUSTAINABLE LIVING in Lafayette.

The Connection is published three times a year and mailed in residenti...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

Did you miss the Activate Lafayette community input session?

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In May 2016 the City of Lafayette was awarded an “Activating Places and Spaces Together” grant from the Colorado Health Foundation to develop a new community-wide mobile phone app. The Activate Lafayette Project is intended to connect and engage users to ...Read on...

Activate Lafayette Survey.....
Posted on: June 23, 2016

Only service animals are allowed at city-sponsored events

Hot pavement, crowds, and other dogs can impact pet safety and well-being at public events. Effective with the passing of Resolution 2016-44 in June 2016, the City is requiring event attendees to leave pets at home to provide a safer and more positive ex...Read on...

cityoflafayette.com/NoPetsPlease
Posted on: May 19, 2016

Art Night Out season is in full swing - the next event is August 19

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Lafayette is proud to highlight award winning, Colorado musicians and Lafayette-based craft beer as part of the Art Night Out annual summer art series. The event is held every 3rd Friday May-September.

Lafayette’s focus on art, original music, local pr...Read on...

cityoflafayette.com/ANO
Posted on: February 18, 2016

Unsure how to navigate the City's development process?

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Understanding the process for new development projects can be confusing. Follow the link below to learn more about the steps involved, what quasi-judicial proceedings are, and how to provide input. This web page will also reference current projects that h...Read on...

cityoflafayette.com/DEVELOPMENT
Posted on: June 20, 2016

Mosquito season has begun - stay informed

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The 2016 mosquito season on the Front Range has begun and the City of Lafayette would like to keep its residents informed.

With that, we have created a new section on the City's website dedicated to mosquitoes and West Nile Virus (WNV). Learn more a...Read on...

City of Lafayette - Mosquitoes & West Nile Virus
Posted on: June 28, 2016

2016 Lafayette water quality report now available online

Printed versions can be picked up at City Hall at the Public Works counter.

View the water quality report....
Posted on: June 21, 2016

Plug and abandonment activity occurring at 10364 Arapahoe Rd through July

CDM Oil and Gas is undertaking permanent abandoning and plugging of an oil and gas well located at 10364 Arapahoe Rd in Lafayette. This property is located north of the Domenico farm, northeast of Indian Peaks subdivision, and northwest of Anna's Farm sub...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2016

What are Lafayette's permanent water conservation guidelines?

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Now that summer is here, the City would like to remind residents of Lafayette's permanent water conservation ordinance guidelines.

In 2013 Lafayette City Council enacted a permanent water conservation ordinance to protect the City's water resources. I...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: June 14, 2016

Announcing the first annual Lafayette Volunteer Poster Contest

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In recognition of all volunteers in the City of Lafayette, the City's Volunteer Committee is sponsoring a poster contest which will award the winner a $150 prize during the September Art Night Out at Festival Plaza.

Traditionally, the City of Lafayette...Read on...

Additional info / download an entry form...
Posted on: May 19, 2016

Lafayette Alley Art Amazin' - Did you know?

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Alley Art Amazin' is a talented group of professional artists, neighbors, families and friends who are combining enthusiasm and the love of art to make the alleys of Old Town Lafayette a showplace of imagination and whimsy. Today over 60 murals and pieces...Read on...

Learn more about Alley Art Amazin'
Posted on: February 19, 2016

Coca-Cola / Hi-Way Bar mural conservation project

Coca cola mural restoration

As the structure at 201 N. Public Road was being torn down in June 2015, crews uncovered an exciting mural along the south wall. Read more about the history and conservation efforts of this historic piece of public art.

cityoflafayette.com/mural
Posted on: November 6, 2015

Lafayette lands 3rd in Colorado, 48th in the nation

Best Small City

Out of 1,268 small cities ranked as best places to live, Lafayette earned the 3rd position in Colorado and 48th nationwide.

The 2015 WalletHub study assigned the small cities scores across 22 metrics including housing costs, cost-of-living, affordabili...Read on...

READ the full study...
Posted on: September 23, 2015

Lafayette Commons earns Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence

Lafayette Commons

Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing Colorado's downtown districts, has recognized the Lafayette Commons project with its Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence in the category of Best Adaptive Reuse or Rehab...Read on...

Read more...
Posted on: September 15, 2015

Lafayette named a Top 100 Place to Live

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Lafayette has earned a ranking of 44 out of the top 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S., according to Livability.com. Livability explores what makes small-to-medium sized cities great places to live and developed the list, in collaboration with renowned ...Read on...

READ MORE AT: livability.com/co/lafayette
Posted on: May 7, 2015

Lafayette ranked 6th safest Colorado city

City of Lafayette Colorado

When deciding where to live, safety is a top priority. ValuePenguin analyzed the most recent FBI Crime Report to determine the safety of cities in Colorado and separated these cities into three population categories: small (3,000-8,000) midsize (8,000-20,...Read on...

Additional Info...

Posted on: July 20, 2016

Planning Commission Opening

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents interested in serving on the Planning Commission. There is one opening. Requirements include being a registered voter, a resident of Lafayette for one full year, a letter of interest, a resume, and a completed ...Read on...

Additional Info...

Posted on: July 21, 2016

See & Respond Call for Artists and Poets!

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Call for Artists and Poets! The Lafayette Cultural Resources announces a Call for Artists and Poets for the 2016 See & Respond Art Show.

Poets and 2-D artists of all kinds and all ages are invited to See & Respond to the 2016 Lafayette Colorado Art...Read on...

Additional Info...

Posted on: March 10, 2016

LESAC Board Applications Open

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Applications are being accepted for two openings on the Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC).

Submit your letter of interest, application, and resume to the Recreation, Senior Services, Facility and Energy Management Director.
...Read on...

Learn More About LESAC
Posted on: November 18, 2015

Lafayette Green Business program recognizes 41 local business owners

LESAC

The Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC) launched its fifth annual Green Business Recognition Program to distinguish businesses taking steps towards sustainability and provide a recognition opportunity. A record 41 Lafayette applica...Read on...

MORE...cityoflafayette.com/GoGreen

Posted on: July 26, 2016

Mosquito Pool Tests Positive For West Nile Virus - July 23rd

A mosquito pool in the Lafayette/Louisville area has tested positive this week for West Nile Virus (WNV). While mosquito counts have been on the rise, this is the first detection of WNV in the Lafayette area this year. Citizens are urged to protect the...Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2016

Mosquito Season Has Begun - Stay Informed

The 2016 mosquito season on the Front Range has begun and the City of Lafayette would like to keep its residents informed.

With that, we have created a new section on the City's website dedicated to mosquitoes and West Nile Virus (WNV). Learn more a...Read on...

City of Lafayette - Mosquitoes & West Nile Virus

Posted on: July 25, 2016

News Media Case Report Summary 07/18/16.

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 7/18/16 to 7/24/16.

View Summary.
Posted on: July 18, 2016

News Media Case Report Summary 07/11/16.

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 7/11/16 to 7/17/16.

View Summary.

Posted on: July 21, 2016

What's Fast, New, & Coming to the Library in August?

As part of our ongoing commitment to expand digital literacy and access to new technology, the Library's public computers will be replaced with faster Windows 10 PCs and upgraded software.

To better support all members of the public, staff and volunte...Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2016

Genealogy Worshops with the National Archives at the Broomfield Location

Genealogy workshops

Workshops at 17101 Huron Street, Broomfield 80023. Classes are free, limited to 45 participants; register by email: Denver.archives@nara.gov or by phone: 303-604-4740. Please include your phone number and the sessions desired.

The workshop schedule i...Read on...

More about the National Archives of Denver
Posted on: July 24, 2016

Summer Readers: Log all time online and collect prizes by 5pm on Sunday, July 31

Registration has ended, but you can still track your time and collect prizes up until 5pm on Sunday, July 31. Visit our summer reading page for more information, special events, calendar of all summer programs, and to log your progress.Read on...

Sign up and Log Time (starting June 1)
Posted on: July 20, 2016

Hackerspace Updates

Hackerspace is a free tech workshop series that gets folks of all ages excited about using technology to create cool things.

Whether kids are just beginning, or teens have some experience, our workshops offer a variety of software and hardware topics....Read on...

Hackerspace info
Posted on: June 27, 2016

Lafayette to join Flatirons Library Consortium in September

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The library will be closed September 26 and 27, as we migrate our library catalog to the new system. Our book drops will be OPEN, and no items will be due during the closure. The library will re-open September 28 with expanded access to the Flatirons Libr...Read on...

Learn more
Posted on: July 6, 2016

Crossing Borders: Immigration Stories in Art at the Library

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Crossing Borders, a group exhibition, explores the immigration experience from a variety of viewpoints and art mediums. Each piece tells a unique story about either the artist’s experience of immigrating to a new place, or the immigration story of the art...Read more »

Learn more about One Action
Posted on: June 29, 2016

On The Same Page 2016 selection: All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See

This year’s title is All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See is a sweeping, sensory story of two young people in very different places during World War II...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2016

CO Play & Learn Literacy App

CO Play and Learn app

CO Play & Learn offers parents and caregivers easy access to early literacy learning for kids from babies to preschoolers.

The app offers quick learning tips and activities in both English and Spanish, accompanied by colorful graphics. Help your young...Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2016

Colorado State Park Passes Now Available!

Colorado State Pass Backpack.

Lafayette Public Library now has 2 Colorado State Parks day passes that may be checked out with a Lafayette library card! Passes check out for 7 days. They can not be renewed. You can place them on hold. The late fee is $5/per day.

For more information...Read on...

Reserve a Pass in the Catalog
Posted on: July 28, 2016

Homework Center opens Monday, August 29 at 2:45 pm

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The Homework Center will reopen on Monday, August 29. Volunteer tutors offer free tutoring in a variety of subjects for students from 3rd grade through high school. Bilingual tutors are available.

Additional Info...
Posted on: July 28, 2016

We need your book donations!

Books

The Friends of the Library are gearing up for their Book Lovers Sale in September and need books, DVDs, and audio books in good condition. Proceeds from the book sale help fund library programs and events.

Additional Info...

Posted on: July 28, 2016

Different Voices features "The Resilience Project: Teen Art in Response to Immigration"

The Resilience Project presents photographs by Boulder County youth inspired by resilience themes of immigration, energy, environment, and empowerment. Participating schools include Arapahoe Ridge, Boulder, Centaurus, Fairview, and Monarch High Schools an...Read on...

More info . . .
Posted on: July 19, 2016

Different Voices: Bringing the History of Lafayette's Latinos to Life - September 8 at 7 pm

Latinos of Boulder County, Colorado

Bringing the History of Lafayette’s Latinos to Life
Presented by Lafayette Historical Society and Lafayette Public LibraryThe lives and contributions of Latinos in Boulder County are rarely visible in standard history books and school classrooms. Bould...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

Different Voices: "Do You Know Who I Am?" September 29, 6:30 pm

Do You Know Who I Am

Learn about the reality behind the rhetoric of immigration, and hear about the real lives at stake in the immigration debate!

The “Do You Know Who I Am?” film explores the obstacles faced by undocumented youth, inspiring youth in similar situations no...Read on...

Additional Info about "Do You Know Who I Am?
Posted on: July 19, 2016

Be Part of the Conversation: Speaking Out Loud in Different Voices October 13, 6-7:30 pm

Be Part of the Conversation is an open round table conversation bringing the community together to discuss issues surrounding immigration in our local community as well as nationally and internationally. Short poems, articles, and book excerpts will be pr...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

Different Voices Community Read: The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henriquez

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The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez is about a boy and girl who fall in love, and whose families' hopes collide with destiny. Woven into their stories are the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over C...Read on...

Check out the book!
Posted on: July 19, 2016

Community Book Group: Book of Unknown Americans Wednesday December 7, 6 – 7:30pm

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The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez is about a boy and girl who fall in love, and whose families' hopes collide with destiny. Woven into their stories are the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over C...Read on...

Read the book and join the conversation

Posted on: July 26, 2016

Annual Book Lover's Sale

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Browse thousands of books, CDs, and DVDs in a wide selection of genres! All proceeds benefit library programming.
Please donate your gently loved and used books, CDs, and DVDs for this one day awesome sale.


Posted on: July 24, 2016

Summer Readers: Log all time online and collect prizes by 5pm on Sunday, July 31

Registration is over! It has been an awesome summer! Registered readers--don't forget to pick up prizes before we close at 5 on Sunday!

Additional Info...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

2016 Water Quality Report (CCR) available online

Printed versions can be picked up at City Hall at the Public Works counter

Additional Info...
Posted on: June 7, 2016

What are the Permanent Water Conservation Guidelines?

Now that Spring is here and everyone is getting their lawns, gardens and sprinkler systems ready, the City would like to remind everyone of the permanent water conservation ordinance guidelines.

Lafayette City Council enacted a permanent water conser...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: May 24, 2016

Sign Up ONLINE to Volunteer to be a "Goalie" at Zero Waste Stations for 2016 Peach Festival

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Eco-Cycle has now made it SUPER easy to sign up to volunteer at the 2016 Peach Festival!

Here is the link to sign up online: https://www.volunteersignup.org/PQREP

We’re excited that this year’s festival will continue to be a Zero Waste Event, but ...Read on...

Sign Up Online...
Posted on: March 15, 2016

Water Rate Increases start April 2016

Water rates will increase by 5% through 2021.

Additional Info...
Posted on: May 11, 2016

Waste Reduction Advisory Committee Openings

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The City of Lafayette Waste Reduction Advisory Committee (WRAC) is looking for Lafayette residents to serve on the Board of Directors. These are Council-appointed positions for four-year terms. The Council is looking for dedicated residents who have a pa...Read on...

Application available here.
Posted on: July 1, 2016

Hot temperatures may impact area water taste

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With a prolonged string of temperatures at or surpassing 90 degrees this summer, the water temperature in the reservoirs has raised to the point where an algae bloom has occurred. As algae die off, these small plants release natural compounds that give th...Read on...

Posted on: March 7, 2016

Ultra High-Efficiency Toilets: Save Water & Money

Save water and money with every flush – get a high-efficiency toilet upgrade!

Additional Info...

Posted on: July 28, 2016

Join us for a family-friendly bike ride on July 30

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Join the Recreation Department and Open Space Advisory Committee as we highlight a family-friendly bike ride to celebrate Parks and Recreation Month.

Riders should meet at the West parking lot of Waneka Lake by 8:00 AM sharp to begin the ride. All age...Read on...

Learn more about Parks & Recreation Month...
Posted on: July 29, 2016

The BBRC will be closed August 6-14 for Maintenance Week

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The Bob L. Burger Recreation Center will be closed August 6-14 for Maintenance Week. The facility will re-open on Monday, August 15 at 5:00am.

This yearly closure gives the Recreation Department an opportunity to perform restoration and upkeep not eas...Read on...

View the LaMont Does Pool schedule....
Posted on: July 27, 2016

Do You Have What It Takes?

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Visit our Job Opportunities page to see all the part-time positions available, job descriptions and employment process! Apply today!

See Job Postings Here
Posted on: July 28, 2016

Hot off the presses...our Fall 2016 Activity Guide is here!

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Filled with over 50 pages of activities for youth, adult and seniors plus our informative Special Events section that will keep you informed of all the great events happening in our community! Look for our brochure mailing to Lafayette residents this wee...Read on...

View the brochure electronically here
Posted on: July 13, 2016

Fitness Class Changes at the Bob Burger Recreation Center

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Starting in July, group cycling has changed from Friday mornings at 6:00 a.m. to Monday mornings at 6:30 a.m.

The Thursday 12:05 p.m. yoga class has changed formats from Flow & Sculpt to Relaxing Yoga (Restorative).

View the FITNESS SCHEDULE...
Posted on: June 27, 2016

Celebrate JULY is Parks & Recreation at Bob's!

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We will have a month full of fun! The City of Lafayette Recreation Department calls upon residents to recognize the importance of our community’s parks and recreation facilities and utilize the places that bring Lafayette a higher quality of life, safer p...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: June 8, 2016

Family Swim Nights at LaMont Does

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Come to Lamont Does Outdoor Pool from 6-8PM for a special Family Swim Night. $10 admission for 2 adults and 2 children. BBRC pass holders can use their passes for admission. Free prizes for the first 25 paid admissions.

Events to be held on
June 11 ...Read on...

LaMont Does Outdoor Pool Information...

Posted on: July 7, 2016

Senior Crafters Requesting Yarn Donations

The Lafayette Senior Center hosts several crafter groups and they are running low on yarn. These groups, which include the Whatever's, Lap Robe group and Crafters for Charity, create a variety of items that they donate to a variety of local entities. La...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

Senior Advisory Board Applications Open

Applications are being accepted for an opening on the Lafayette Senior Advisory Board (SAB).

Submit your letter of interest, application, and resume to the Recreation, Senior Services, Facility and Energy Management Director.

The positions will be o...Read on...

Additional Info...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

Applications for a vacant City Council position are being accepted through July 29

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Due to the resignation of Councilor Tom Dowling, the Lafayette City Council must appoint someone to fill this open position. Lafayette residents are encouraged to apply by July 29 at 5:00pm. The chosen candidate will complete the vacated term which runs t...Read on...

cityoflafayette.com/CityCouncil
Posted on: July 21, 2016

Apply for an opening on the Planning Commission

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents interested in serving on the Planning Commission. There is one opening. Requirements include being a registered voter, a resident of Lafayette for one full year, a letter of interest, a resume, and a completed ...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: July 8, 2016

Senior crafters looking for yarn donations

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The Lafayette Senior Center hosts several crafter groups that are running low on yarn supplies.

These groups, which include the Whatever's, Lap Robe group, and Crafters for Charity, create a variety of items they donate to a variety of local entities...Read on...

cityoflafayette.com/Seniors
Posted on: July 1, 2016

The One Lafayette Program is accepting grant applications

One Lafayette Grant

The City of Lafayette assists local nonprofit organizations through the One Lafayette Program. One Lafayette annually disburses funds collected from donations as well as funding from the Lafayette City budget. Organizations wishing to be considered for ...Read on...

More information ....
Posted on: May 25, 2016

Environmentally-minded volunteers needed for zero waste stations

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We’re excited that this year’s Peach Festival will continue to be a Zero Waste Event, but we need your help!

Are you passionate about making community-wide change? Do you like engaging with the community, being outside and going to fun local events? I...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2016

Announcing the first annual Volunteer Poster Contest

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In recognition of all volunteers in the City of Lafayette, the City's Volunteer Committee is sponsoring a poster contest which will award the winner a $150 prize during the September Art Night Out at Festival Plaza.

Traditionally, the City of Lafayette...Read on...

Additional info / download an entry form...
Posted on: May 18, 2016

Apply for a position on the Senior Advisory Board

Applications are now being accepted for an opening on the Lafayette Senior Advisory Board (SAB). You are not required to be a senior to apply. The position will remain open until filled.

To learn more about SAB and download an application, please vi...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: May 11, 2016

Waste Reduction Advisory Committee Openings

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The City of Lafayette Waste Reduction Advisory Committee (WRAC) is looking for Lafayette residents to serve on the Board of Directors. These are Council-appointed positions for four-year terms. The Council is looking for dedicated residents who have a pa...Read on...

Application available here.