Workforce, industry and government align to develop Vermilion

Our Vision

A Vermilion Parish that embraces its rural and cultural identities and creates opportunities where both are preserved and celebrated.

Our Mission

The mission of Vermilion Economic Development Alliance is to facilitate business growth, retention and expansion, and serve as the contact for industry interested in relocating to Vermilion Parish, Louisiana.

Our Philosophy

As an economic development district we have the luxury of operating at the speed of business without the burden of government red tape, but as an alliance we get the benefit of working alongside our elected officials and local municipalities toward a common goal.

Our Stakeholders

Each of our stakeholders contributes to the overall success of our strategic economic development efforts and ultimately the parish. In addition to our appointing authorities listed below, we are also held accountable by the business community and Vermilion Parish citizens.

2020 Business Partners

Acadiana Ford, Kaplan
Allen’s Collision Repair, Abbeville
Broussard Financial Group, Kaplan
Broussard Realty, Kaplan
Enviro Resources, Erath

IOS, Erath
Gulf Coast Bank, Abbeville & Maurice
Thomson, Smith & Leach, Abbeville
Vermilion Bank, Kaplan

Board Members

Appointing Authorities
* Denotes Financial Contributors

Gerrod Brasseux
Vermilion Parish Police Jury*

Dexter Callahan
Vermilion Parish Police Jury*

Jason Picard
Vermilion Parish Police Jury*

Patrick Duhon, Vice President
Vermilion Parish Police Jury*

Aidan Broussard, Treasurer
Vermilion Parish Police Jury*

Carlton Campbell
Abbeville Harbor & Terminal

Richard Guilbeaux
Vermilion Parish School Board*

Elliot Broussard
Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office

Ben Rivera, Chairman
Vermilion Chamber of Commerce

Roslyn White
City of Abbeville

Tammy Gordon
Town of Delcambre

Jacob Landry
Town of Erath*

Anita Dupuis
Town of Gueydan*

Jeremy Lartigue
City of Kaplan*

Megan Landry-Lalande, Secretary
Village of Maurice*

Board Meetings & Minutes

The Economic Development board meets regularly on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM. The meetings are held at the Vermilion Parish Government Annex Building, 407 Charity Street, in Abbeville, Louisiana. In the event of a parish holiday or scheduling conflict, an appropriate time and place will be selected for the rescheduled meeting. On those occasions, the time and place will be made available by calling the office at (337) 740-0433.

Agendas are posted on the door of the Annex Building 24 hours before the meeting time.

*COVID-19 Accomodation*
Due to Governor Edwards’ proclamation, VEDA board meetings between April and October of 2020 were held via teleconference at noon on the first Wednesday of the month unless otherwise noted. The public was permitted to participate in the calls by utilizing the dial-in number provided.

  • May 2021
  • April 2021
  • March 2021
  • February 2021 – Will be held at 5:30 on 2/3 via teleconference.
  • January 2021 – Conducted via teleconference on January 6th.
  • July 2020 – Conducted via teleconference on July 1st.
  • June 2020 – Conducted via teleconference on June 3rd.
  • May 2020 – Conducted via teleconference on May 6th.
  • April 2020 – Conducted via teleconference on April 9th.

Public Records

The Vermilion Economic Development Alliance aims to make access to our public records as easy as possible. We respect your right as a member of the community to have an understanding of our operations and efforts. To make a public records request download the provided form and follow instructions for submission.