Posted: Jul 1, 2013 12:08 PM by Ian Auzenne
Jeanerette is mourning the loss of its mayor. Tim DeClouet died this morning. He was 64.
DeClouet was elected to the mayor's office in the spring of 2011. He previously served as the town's alderman at large and mayor pro tempore from 1991 until 1995. He was the first black man to hold either office.
Officials at city hall say currrent mayor pro temp April Foulcard will serve as acting mayor until a special election is held.
DeClouet's funeral arrangements are pending.