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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
For the first time in 10 years, the Louisiana Municipal Association's 75th Annual Convention took place at the Lake Charles Civic Center.
Mayors and other city elected officials from across the state gathered to talk about important issues affecting their municipalities, successes within their communities and exchange ideas on business and city growth.
The theme of the LMA convention was "Cities Mean Business."
Guest speaker Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu spoke about the importance of all the municipalities coming together to bring awareness to the important issues and how small government impacts the state's economic competitiveness.
"As people argue about whether government should be big, strong, or weak, it should be smart. And they're on the front lines of delivering smart government for their communities, trying to be cost effective championing transportation, education, small business growth and development," Landrieu said.
Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach was happy to see the convention back in Lake Charles. He said it was the perfect opportunity to show off all the changes that have been made to the downtown area and the lake front.
Roach said it was also a chance to get to know the other city leaders and what issues other areas of the state are facing.
"Some of it deals with simple things like water and sewer, infrastructure and those types of things, but other issues as they relate to policy issues that we're facing at the state level, working on the retirement issue, the never ending retirement issue, the drain that that's generating on local revenue and how it's effecting our ability to provide local services and do some of the things we need to do. Everybody is sharing that same frustration," Mayor Roach said.
About 950 delegates and their spouses came to Lake Charles the weekend of August 3-5 for the LMA convention.