Gator by the Bay has been recognized as
an official ambassador of the State of Louisiana since 2012!
The proclamation issued by the State of Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne reads as follows:
WHEREAS, Adhering to the Louisiana theme of “Laissez les bon temps roule,” and
WHEREAS, Sharing Louisiana’s joie de vivre; and
WHEREAS, It is important to share Louisiana’s culture and traditions with others; and
WHEREAS, For eleven years Gator By The Bay Festival has sought to teach visitors in San Diego, California about Louisiana’s history and practices; and
WHEREAS, The festival allows families to experience and enjoy authentic Louisiana food, music and art and to be educated on the state’s culture and history by using Louisiana artisans to put on the event; and
WHEREAS, Gator By The Bay’s mission to share Louisiana culture with others and encourage visitation to the state in commendable.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jay Dardenne, by the authority vested in me as Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, do hereby proclaim,
GATOR BY THE BAY a Louisiana ambassador and do hereby command all citizens of Louisiana to show the organizers of the event respect and honor.