M'elise Trahan named Crowley's humanitarian of the year

The Board of Directors of the Crowley Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the selection of Judge M’elise Trahan as the 2010 Humanitarian of the Year.

M’elise Beslin Trahan became the first female City Judge of Crowley effective January 1, 2009. She is the wife of District Judge John D. Trahan of Crowley and they have two children in college, Adrienne (20) and Andre’ (19). She is the daughter of retired Rayne City Judge Denny and Claire Beslin of Rayne.

Judge Trahan graduated from Notre Dame High School with Honors in 1977 and received her undergraduate degree from LSU in Baton Rouge in Business Administration and then her Law Degree from LSU Law School in 1984. She served as a law clerk for Judge E. L. Guidry, Jr. of the Third Circuit Court of Appeal for three years before going into private practice with her father in Rayne with the law firm of Chappuis & Beslin, where she later became a partner and practiced civil law. She was appointed by the 15th Judicial District Court in 1995 to serve as the FINS (Families in Need of Services) Coordinator and as a Hearing Officer for both Acadia and Vermilion Parishes, which she did for 13 years.

the Chamber is proud to recognize Judge M’elise Trahan as the 2010 Humanitarian of the Year. All are invited to attend the Chamber’s Annual Banquet on Thursday, May 27, where Judge Trahan will be honored along with the Chamber’s Board of Directors, the Business Person of the Year, and Outstanding Young Citizens. The Chamber will also celebrate its 25th anniversary in conjunction with this year’s banquet. Fezzo’s will cater the event, which will begin with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at 6:00 p.m. During the cocktail hour, the crowd will be entertained by a jazz trio, and guests will have the opportunity to bid on items in a silent auction. The banquet will begin with dinner service at 7:00 p.m. Advance tickets may be purchased by calling the Chamber office, at 788-0177. Individual tickets are $30, and a table for ten may be reserved for $250.

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