MANDY PRICE, BOARD CHAIRMAN
Mandy Mayon Price was born and raised in Morgan City and always wanted to be involved in her community. She is the wife of Jordan Price and together they have a nine month old son, Jace. (He shares his mom's gorgeous blue eyes.) Mandy works as an Administrative Assistant and Inventory Control Manager at Shannon Hardware and has been employed with them for the past six years. With a passion for making her community the best it can be, Mandy strives to use her work environment and board membership as a tool to not only get the community involved but to get tourists involved as well. Her job allows her to meet people from many different places. Being a mom has been Mandy's dream and she loves spending her free time with her family!
ANGELA REYNAUD, TREASURER
Life-long Morgan City resident Angela Reynaud is wife to John (Pete) Reynaud, mother to Jase and Kenzie, and stepmother to Erin and Layne. She works as the Human Resources generalist/benefits coordinator with Conrad Shipyard, with whom she has been employed for the last 15 years. During her employment with Conrad, she has worked as HR administrative assistant as well as being appointed as part of the internal auditing team. While being extremely passionate about her work in Human Resources, which allows her to work with and for people as an advocate to other employees, she also continues her work at home as a freelance makeup artist. Motivated in becoming more involved in the community, Angela decided to become part of the Main Street board, hoping to play a positive role in maintaining and improving the daily functions of Morgan City.
Bethanie Thibodaux's motivation for membership is to do her part to excite an innovative spirit in the community, to market the City's one-of-a- kind charm and to restore historic Main Street.
She has been married for what will be 10 years in October to Howard Thibodaux, who happens to be one of her favorite people, and together they have a 2 year girl named Colbie Grace. Bethanie has been a resident of Morgan City for 20 years, graduated from Morgan City High in 2005, and she now works in Morgan City as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners. She loves Jesus and her church, Bethany Houma, and enjoys participating in events to serve the community. She says her future and her children’s futures are invested in Morgan City and she wants to leverage her skills and insight for the betterment of the City.
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ROBERT (BOBBY) DUFRENE
Bobby Dufrene was raised in Morgan City. He is engaged to be married to Paige Johnson of Berwick. Upon graduating from Central Catholic High School, Bobby attended Nicholls State University and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Financial Services Marketing and a Minor in Accounting. While at Nicholls, Bobby served as Student Government Association Treasurer, was a member of the Dean’s Student Advisory Board for College of Business, and served as Vice President of Student Affairs Student Advisory Board for Nicholls State. Bobby recently took part in establishing the Atchafalaya Colonel Caravan which allows alumni, coaches, and university administration to network and connect with local officials and leaders in the Morgan City area.Currently, Bobby is a Loan Officer at the Morgan City Office of the First National Bank of Jeanerette.
Along with serving on the Main Street Board, Bobby has also served as Chairman of Board of Directors for the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival and currently serves as President. As President of the festival, Bobby assists in coordinating festival events and committees to prepare for the upcoming festival on Labor Day Weekend. Bobby takes pride in having an opportunity to participate in an instrumental hometown event in our community that has celebrated our industries and our people for so many years.
Bobby enjoys promoting our hometown, our businesses, and our industries while also giving back to the community, through Morgan City Main Street and the Kiwanis Club. Through these two organizations Bobby has been involved with the planning and implementing of Basin Brew Fest and Lawrence Park Porch Fest, along with many other fundraising events and projects. Bobby is eager to continue to generate ideas and take part in projects that maintain the character of our city while also revitalizing our downtown, especially through the Block 27 revitalization project. He invites all to visit Downtown Morgan City and to support our hometown events.
William Montgomery (Will) was born and raised in Opelousas ,La. Will is no stranger to small town living. He traveled to Morgan City often to visit his family when he was younger. He married Julie Ann Listi and together they have two children, Mary Margaret and William. They settled here in 2017 and Will quickly got involved with Main Street through the Basin Brew Fest planning committee. He is a graduate of the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute and is currently a Franchise Partner of Moe’s Southwest Grill. They have four locations in South Louisiana and hopes to bring one to Morgan City one day.
In his spare time, William helps orchestrate and volunteer for Basin Brew Fest and any other Block 27 fundraiser. His Grandfather, Joseph Cefalu Sr., was very passionate about Morgan City. This has always made him want to help this town continue to thrive. He believes by helping restore the Main Street area, this will play a pivotal role in making Morgan City great for future generations.
ELISABETH (BETH) PRICE, DIRECTOR
Elisabeth Price, better known as Beth, was born and raised in Morgan City and has always had a deep love for her hometown. She is the mother of four year old fraternal twin boys, Tucker and Beau. Beth began working for the City of Morgan City as the Main Street Assistant and an Administrative Assistant in 2012. In 2016, after her sons were born, Beth came back to work as the Main Street Director, taking over for Mr. Steve Morell. With a background in photography and design, she thoroughly enjoys planning events and being able to use her creative side to bring new ideas to the City. Now, Beth is our Director, Liaison for the Historic District and Cultural District, helps with events and bookings at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium and coordinates events for the City. Within the last year, she and the Board of Directors have been pushing for economic development and revitalization in Downtown Morgan City and learning more in depth what being a crossroads area for the Historic, Cultural and Main Street Districts could mean for those interested in property or businesses Downtown. One of her main goals is to change the perception of citizens here and share everything great that Morgan City, especially downtown, has to offer. She truly believes that things are changing and people are beginning to see potential and opportunity. And that, that was one of her first goals: Get everyone on board with an idea for greatness and then run with it.
Are you running with us?