Parish Proud Residential Ambassadors
What is a Residential Ambassador?
Parish Proud Residential Ambassadors act as liaisons to their area, inspiring and collaborating with others to create an impact where they live.
No one knows your area better than they do – they know its wants and needs! Through our program, we give them the tools to make that a reality.
These are individuals who call Acadiana home. These individuals are passionate about reinvigorating Acadiana so that the area can reach its full potential – a potential they all know is possible.
Who are our Residential Ambassadors?
Chris Arceneaux is the Head Golf Professional at the Municipal Golf Course. In 2010, he created The Darby Foundation, a non-profit aiming to encourage children to dream big and reach their goals through sports and lifestyle initiatives. Chris also established Generations Sports Management, which is an LLC created to inspire the youth. Chris sets goals and does not let anything get in his way of achieving them. He is active in his community and is always looking for ways to spread awareness about issues he is passionate about. Since returning to his hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana in 2020, Chris has been able to use his platform to rally the community for various beautification and clean-up projects by teaming up with Parish Proud and Embrace This Space. He also hopes to use these projects as a mentoring tool.
Josh Edmond is the President of the Oasis Community & Co-Founder of the All4One Foundation. He is also a 3-time published author. He has been doing community work for the past 8 years. He is currently the Maintenance Supervisor at UL Lafayette where he is in his 22nd year of service. He is committed to beautification and community awareness for not just his coterie, but any place he goes. Understanding that leadership needs to be seen and having an approach to a situation with a non-judgmental heart is something he strives for.
Vanessa Williams is a resident of the Veazey coterie here in Lafayette. She volunteers her time to many events such as the Annual Heymann Park Easter Egg Hunt, and the City-Wide Health & Fitness Expo. Additionally, she is an APP Challenge Chaperone for the New Vision Leadership Foundation of Acadiana. She is passionate about the youth within her community. She says “through mentorship we can teach them volunteerism and civic engagement on how to become good citizens.”
“I’ve been asked, ‘How much good can one person do?'” My reply: I’ll show you. I know we can come together and create a place that we’re proud to call home.
Do you have what it takes to make a difference in your community?