Posted: Jul 22, 2013 11:11 AM by MELISSA CANONE
NEW IBERIA. La. - The Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce will hold a signing ceremony for the Operation Progress initiative on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 at 8:00 am. The event will be held at the Steamboat Pavilion in Bouligny Plaza, Downtown New Iberia.
Operation Progress is a collaboration of individuals within community-based and governmental organizations, called Stakeholders, who are passionate about Iberia Parish and its communities, its rich past and especially its bright future and potential. Stakeholders are fully engaged in improving the quality of life for residents and businesses alike. They seek to support and encourage dynamic and sustained growth by engaging all parties that seek the same.
The Operation Progress Initiative is an ongoing project focusing on three key areas: Economic and Community Development, Residential and Population Expansion, and Workforce Development & Education. The initiative is a strategy to address the flat Census trend.
The purpose of this event/signing ceremony is to shift from committee work to greater community engagement.
"We are very pleased with the level interest and participation in the initiative. There is a strong desire with the grassroots of the community to create positive momentum for Iberia and push important projects forward. It is a process that continues to grow, which is what the initiative is all about," said Janet Faulk - Gonzales, CEO, Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce.