Iberian Ambassadors

Each month we recognize one or several Iberian Ambassadors for their outstanding contributions to our tourism industry and our community.

April 2017

Nathaniel Mitchell Sr. with the Diabetic Kitchen

Nathaniel Mitchell, Sr. with the Diabetic Kitchen tells us about Iberia's Lao community with which he put together the first International 5K for Diabetes Awareness.

March 2017

Howard and Lorraine Kingston, owners of Books Along the Teche in New Iberia

Lorraine and Howard Kingston, owners of Books Along the Teche.


February 2017

Bayou Mardi Gras Parade Organizers in New Iberia

Pat Norris, Beau Beaullieu (Bayou Mardi Gras Assoc.), Bart Romero (Musson Patout), Feddie DeCourt (New Iberia Mayor) and Michael Wattigny (Bayou Mardi Gras Assoc.) partnered up to bring Mardi Gras back to New Iberia on Feb. 10, 2017.


January 2017

Sami Haggood, Iberia Parish Library

Sami Haggood plans and promotes fun programs for all ages at Iberia Parish Library.

December 2016

Colby Hebert Chapeaux New Iberia's Hat Maker

Colby Hebert opened a custom hat shop in New Iberia's Church Alley.

November 2016

Shane Bernard's book on Bayou Teche History

Dr. Shane Bernard's new history of Bayou Teche is coming out this November!


October 2016

Jane Braud New Iberia Louisiana Main Street Program Manager

New Iberia Main Street Program received a national accreditation! Merci Program Manager Jane Braud for all your hard work!


September 2016

Queen Sugar Sarah Saunier

Merci Queen Sugar LXXIV Sarah Saunier for representing the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival this year!


August 2016

Karen Boudreaux National Association of Postmasters of US

Karen Boudreaux, Loreauville Postmaster and Louisiana Chapter Editor of the National Association of Postmasters of US, will represent Iberia Parish at the NAPUS Convention held Aug. 27 - Sept. 1, 2016 in New Orleans.


July 2016

Anna Joyce Breaux Jeanerette Museum Founding Member with Gail Garcia Museum Chairman

Anna Joyce Breaux, Jeanerette Museum Founding Member, and Gail Garcia, Museum Chairman are celebrating Jeanerette Museum's 40th anniversary July 10, 2016!


June 2016

Susan Buller, Curtis Landry Wellness Center Administrator / Yoga, Pilates, Line Dancing Instructor. Visit their Facebook for updates.


May 2016

Tiffany and Mickey Bellott- Bayou Chateau B&B

Tiffany and Mickey Bellott just opened Bayou Chateau in New Iberia.


April 2016

Girls Scouts mural in downtown New Iberia

Carmen Gonsoulin and Alyssa Bertrand with Girls Scout Troop 2192 painted a timeline of New Iberia at the Steamboat Pavilion with the help of local artist Jimmy Rink. Merci girls for helping us remember our history with art!

March 2016

Iberia Preservation Alliance - Dave Robicheaux' s Hometown Literary Festival

Merci Pat Kahle, Cathy Indest and Marcia Patout with Iberia Preservation Alliance for putting on the Dave Robicheaux's Hometown's Literary Festival


February 2016

Read Wess Robison's guest blog featuring OnTap's Acadiana Dragon Boat Festival.


January 2016

Todd Badeaux and Tonya Romero - Owners of Taunt Na Na's

Todd Badeaux and Tonya Romero tells us all about their new flea market, Taunt Na Na's.


December 2015

Window Wonderland Envision daBerry volunteers

Envision da Berry's Window Wonderland volunteers: Maria Parrie, Dianna Parrie, Danielle Broussard, Claire Daigle Abby Langford, Jennie Lallande, Andree McAnally, Daphne Thomas, Paige Miller, Warren Langford, Phanat Xanamane, The Berry Queens, Cherie Lord, Margaret George, Kate Ferry, Marcie Melancon, Sadie Sarkies, Cynthia Miguez, Vanessa Valez, Nate Landry, Angela Courtois and Cassandra Brown. Read their blog.

November 2015

Ebrar Reaux New Iberia Spanish Festival ChairmanSpanish Historian Jose Manuel de Molina Bautista

New Iberia Spanish Festival Chairman Ebrar Reaux and Spanish Historian Jose Manuel de Molina Bautista. Read their blogs on the Spanish twinning of New Iberia and the Spanish Festival.


October 2015

Nelwyn Hebert New Acadia Project

Cultural activist Nelwyn Hebert is involved, among others, in Grand Réveil Acadien and the New Acadia Project. She also represents the lodging community on the Iberia Parish Tourist Commission. Read what she has to say about Grand Réveil Acadien here.


September 2015

King Sucrose LXXIV Wallace "Dickie" Ellender and Queen Sugar LXXIII Rebecca Ann Simoneaux invite you to the LA Sugar Cane Festival Sept. 23-27, 2015 in New Iberia!