For Immediate Release

October 14, 2015

Contact: Tammy Sharp

Public Information Director

FACA Second Grader Insists on Meeting with Mayor Allen
LEESVILLE, La.-- After First Assembly Christian Academy second grader Genevieve Stephens  missed Mayor Rick Allen's appearance at her school's open house last week, she insisted that her mother, DeLana, arrange a personal meeting.

On October 12, 2015, Genevieve met with Mayor Allen, bringing with her a list of questions: How hard is the job of mayor?; Where do you like to eat?; and How much fun is it to be mayor?  

"It's a joy to meet with youngsters like Genevieve," said Mayor Allen. "Her awareness concerning the responsibility of city government and her assertiveness in insisting we meet is admirable and worthy to be modeled."

Genevieve not only interviewed Mayor Allen in his office, but also enjoyed birthday cake celebrating October birthdays at City Hall. Afterward, Mayor Allen took her on a tour of the Leesville Police Department, including the booking room and dispatch where she met various other employees.

Mayor Allen also encouraged Genevieve to apply for the Mayor for A Day Program when she gets in the third grade, a contest being conducted by the Mayor's Office throughout the City.

For more information on the Mayor for a Day Program, click here.

To view photos of Genevieve's visit click here.


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