Connie B. Comeaux
Year Inducted: 2011
Connie Comeaux began her 4-H career in St. Martin Parish as an active club member for eight years. She has served Iberia Parish more than 25 years in numerous volunteer roles, including 4-H organizational and garden club leader (1985-2006), demonstration coach, camp volunteer, community service coordinator, advisory committee member, Master Gardener, 4-H advocate and donor. Mrs. Comeaux is a proponent of developing public speaking and demonstration skills of club members and worked tirelessly with members, many of whom were from a minority background with limited parental support. She sponsors a parishwide demonstration-skills award annually and provides 4-H camp and 4-H University scholarships for at-risk youth. She also served as a delegate to the Southern Regional Leader Forum and was a member of parish and regional leader planning committees. When the local and state LSU AgCenter faced budget concerns, Mrs. Comeaux wrote letters to elected officials and organized presentations at local governing body meetings. Because of her many contributions to the 4-H youth program, she was named the 2006 honoree at the Iberia Parish 4-H Achievement Day.