Mayor Ritter’s term began January 1, 2015 and he is the 12th person to hold the office of Mayor in Youngsville. He was unopposed in both the November 2014 and November 2018 election. Prior to his election as Mayor, Ken served as a City Councilman from 2011-2014 after receiving 70% of the vote in the October 2010 election. As a Councilman, he was instrumental in the creation of the city’s comprehensive land use ordinance, the city’s increased infrastructure requirements for privately developed subdivisions, and the city’s residential development code. Ken was a consistent voice for progress and compromise and a leader in managing the impact that Youngsville’s rapid growth was having on the community. In addition to his duties as Mayor, Ken serves as the Vice President of the Lafayette Council of Governments and is a member of the Youngsville Chamber of Commerce and the Youngsville Lions Club. Prior to his election as Councilman, he was a board member and president of Copper Meadows Homeowners’ Association.
A native of Metairie, Louisiana, Ken has nearly two decades of hotel management experience managing award winning hotels. He also owns three Anytime Fitness locations. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Colorado Technical University in business administration and was a 2013 recipient of the Daily Advertiser’s Top 20 Under 40 leadership awards.
Dianne is serving her third term on the city council. Her interest in public service began while she was employed with the City of Youngsville and the Youngsville Police department. Dianne resides on N. Larriviere Rd., with her husband Jeff. They have been married 34 years, have three children and two grandchildren, who all live in this area.Dianne is a member of St. Annes Parish, Youngsville Lions Club, and chairman of the Youngsville Beautification Committee. Dianne takes pride in representing the citizens of Youngsville with integrity, honesty and fairness.
Matt grew up in Lafayette where he graduated from Saint Thomas More Catholic High School, and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. With over 13 years of experience in the banking and finance industry, he is currently Branch Manager for Lafayette Schools Credit Union in New Iberia. Matt is chairman of the Youngsville Finance Committee, a member of the Youngsville Chamber of Commerce, the Youngsville Lions Club, the RCAF Club, and the Krewe of Bonaparte. For several years, he has coached youth sports for different recreational leagues, and volunteered time with the March of Dimes, and the Boys and Girls Club.
Matt is married to Jennifer Romero and they have two children, Carleigh and Owen. They are members of Asbury United Methodist Church and live in Cedar Hill Subdivision where Matt is a former home owners association board member.
Councilman Division D, Kenneth “Ken” Stansbury
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