Lake Charles has the honor of being voted the state's "Cleanest City"..The annual competition is sponsored by the Louisiana Garden Club Federation. Lake Charles Mayor, Randy Roach was very pleased about the award..




From the official press release:


About the award, Mayor, Randy Roach said, "This was a very close competition and truly a community-wide effort.  On behalf of the City, I want to express my sincere gratitude to the many organizations, including school and youth organizations, involved in helping the City to receive this honor.  This award was made possible, in large part, by the efforts of many volunteers, service organizations and property owners.  That makes it all the more special for the community."

A great number of city organizations, schools and individuals were all part of the effort to win the award.

Said City Council Vice President Mark Eckard:

"Thanks to everyone who helped our city win this award.   We could not have done this without the efforts of many volunteers."

Said District E Councilman Stuart Weatherford:

"It is a great honor to be named a state winner in the Cleanest City Contest.  I want to thank the Lake Charles Garden Club and the Diggers & Weeders Garden Club of Lake

Charles for their continued efforts in beautifying our City.  I was especially privileged to be able to work with our youth in picking up litter with Boy Scout Troop 1 and the S J

Welsh Student Council.  Our future is bright with these groups and many others volunteering their time to help keep our City clean and making our community a great place to live, work and play."

Said Ellie Lemoine, chairman of the Cleanest City Contest for the Lake Charles Garden Club:

"Great news for Lake Charles and its citizens in winning this competition.  Mayor Roach has encouraged beautification of our city through the efforts of Russ Adams and the entire beautification team.  We should all be proud of the improvements to downtown.  However, keeping our city clean and tidy needs to be a commitment by all citizens.  This is a good beginning…let us continue to work hard towards that end."

Said Nan Himel, publicity chairman, Lake Charles Garden Club:

"I was impressed and encouraged by the support the community gave to this contest and that the community thinks the beautification and cleanliness of the City is well worth the time and effort spent."