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2017 LMA President’s Award – Pete Heine

August 8, 2017

Each year, the President of the Louisiana Municipal Association (LMA) recognizes public servants who have made “above and beyond” contributions to its organization.  One of the 2017 LMA President’s Award recipients is City of Baker Councilman, Pete Heine.

The LMA President’s Award was established to recognize longevity in public service. The recipient is selected by a committee of LMA members across the State of Louisiana. This year, Mr. Norman E “Pete” Heine was nominated by Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine who is a long-time admirer and LMA President’s Award Committee member. The President of LMA, Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux chose Mr. Heine as a recipient at the 2017 LMA Annual Convention in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Mayor Arceneaux stated “My choice of recipient was determined by a combination of qualities. Mr. Pete is a true gentleman, and anyone who can continue in public service and remain a gentleman is deserving of this award. Pete is a man of his word who deeply cares about the people of the City of Baker and across the State.”

Mayor Jennifer Vidrine commented on her reasons for nominating Mr. Heine, “His public service is idyllic with indelible memories. He is so deserving of this award for his many years of devoted public service. He does it all from his heart, touching everyone from every facet of life. When you care enough to serve and serve and serve for the least, the last and the lost, that’s Pete Heine.”

This award highlights sustained and significant contributions to municipal government. Mr. Heine has dedicated his life to our community through his service in local government. As former Mayor of Baker (1964-1976 and 1981-1992), Parish Manager of West Feliciana (1993-2000), past LMA President 1967-1968, and now Councilman for the City of Baker, Mr. Heine continues his commitment to public service at the young age of 88 years.

Congratulations Councilman Norman E. “Pete” Heine in recognition of your meritorious and lifetime of service to municipal government in Louisiana. “Your 60 years of service are a victory for humanity”, added Mayor Vidrine.

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