Hart Bourque Day proclaimed for City of Gonzales

Gonzales City Councilman Kenny Mattassa stands with Ascension Parish Clerk of Court, Kermit “Hart” Bourque” and Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux at City Hall Monday.

Kermit “Hart” Bourque, Ascension Parish Clerk of Court since 1964, was honored with a Proclamation from Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux and the City Council on July 14 for his service to the parish.

Gonzales officials proclaimed July 14 as “Hart Bourque Day” in the City of Gonzales.

“I thank you all for this honor and allowing me to be Clerk of Court for 50 years,” Bourque said Monday at City Hall. “I think I’m getting up on age so I don’t know how long I’m going to be here but I do appreciate you all for letting me be the Clerk of Court. It’s been my great honor to come here today.”

On May 22, Bourque was recognized by the Louisiana State Legislature for his 50 years of service as Clerk of Court of Ascension Parish.

Monday, Gonzales’ Proclamation highlighted him for his outstanding accomplishments in 50 years of contributions as Clerk of Court for Ascension Parish.

“During the time Ascension Parish has experienced tremendous growth and therefore has been necessary for the Clerk of Court to grow to meet the needs of the citizens,” the Proclamation read.

“The mayor commends and recognizes Bourque for his notable achievements and contributions.”