Outstanding Service – This was one of several awards presented to outgoing St. Martin Parish President Guy Cormier at his final council meeting on Feb. 20. From left are: Chris Tauzin, Dist. 5; Byron Fuselier, Dist. 1; Neil Thibodeaux, Dist. 4; Chester Cedars, interim president; Lisa Nelson, Dist. 2; Cormier; Jill Hebert, Dist. 6; Jason Willis, Dist. 3 and council chairman; Daniel Richard, Dist. 9; and Dean LeBlanc, Dist. 8. Albert “DaDa” Menard, Dist. 7, was absent.(Karl Jeter)
Respected St. Martin Parish President Guy Cormier attended his final council meeting as a parish official on Feb. 19.
Public officials and others who have worked closely with Cormier during his 18 years in parish government described him as a much-respected leader, mentor and friend. Current and past council members all expressed gratitude for his openness, availability and work ethic.