Welcome Message From the Mayor

A warm welcome from the City of Lafayette, known as the place of choice for singles, families and retirees. Our community values long-time residents and welcomes everyone.

A high-energy community, the Greater Lafayette area is a thriving business and industry hub focused on progress, investment and job creation. We offer great sports and recreation, fine cultural activities, year round festivals and affordable housing. And we're known for our blue-ribbon schools, regional healthcare services and historic downtown loaded with shopping, dining and night life. Lafayette is a great place to do business as we expand urban development and focus on economic revitalization.
My administration and I are committed to serve you and everyone at the highest level possible. First and foremost is our focus on public safety. We also strive for strong neighborhoods, a healthy and sustainable environment, and abundant parks and recreation for all families. Our city is known for its can-do spirit. And Greater Lafayette offers a walkable environment with many transportation choices including a trails system. We are dedicated to further developing a city-wide bicycle and pedestrian master plan as well.

Our diverse population, with residents from all over the world and some 8,000 international university students from 120 countries, gives our community a rich mix of cultures. Lafayette also is a Sister City to Ota, Japan, and to Longkou, China, offering frequent culture and travel exchanges and economic opportunities.

With a wide-ranging and strong economy, many career and business opportunities abound. Greater Lafayette is home to advanced manufacturers Caterpillar, Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc., Wabash National, Alcoa and GE Aviation and other top industries--some locally based, others with international headquarters. Made-in- Lafayette products ship all over the world. We're also home to thriving life science companies, from Evonik Degussa Corp. to startups licensing Purdue technologies.

Small business, arts and culture and entrepreneurs all contribute to making the area economy strong. We are proud to have a large coworking studio located in downtown, MatchBOX welcomes start-ups and innovators to collaborate and create. Our area Lafayette's city departments, civic leaders and organizations such as Greater Lafayette Commerce stand ready to help our citizens succeed on the job or in business.

Greater Lafayette is a well-educated community. We're home to Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College, Harrison College, 3 outstanding public school corporations and several private educational systems to insure residents have many options for lifelong learning.

You will see in our community a growing, involved population of partners and volunteers eager to help and work together; dynamic public and private sectors with many opportunities; and a quality of life second to none. We invite you to experience our community's hopes and aspirations and share your own as well. Various projects throughout the city and along the Wabash River, including future riverfront developments, all point to a bright future for Lafayette, the place of choice.

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With a sense of purpose, striving for progress and community pride, I welcome you to the City of Lafayette and the Greater Lafayette area.

Tony Roswarski Signature
Tony Roswarski, Mayor