Lafayette City-Parish Council District 5

Council Member Jared Bellard District 5
Jared Bellard, Council Member
(337) 291-8805

Jared Bellard grew up in Lafayette and is proudly serving his third term as a Councilman. He is a graduate of Lafayette High School ('91) and the University of Southwestern Louisiana ('96). Jared is a Certified Professional Landman whose career has been in the oil and gas industry since 1996. He is currently the founder and owner of Bellard & Company, Inc., a Professional Land Company based in Lafayette.

Jared is the current Council Chairman and will preside during 2019. Additionally, he was elected by his colleagues in previous years to serve in leadership roles, as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Council. During his tenure, he has worked closely with several departments on Departmental Liaison Committees, serving in the capacity of committee chair or as a team member.

He is a member of the Leadership Lafayette Program (Class XIX). Jared is also a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen and the Lafayette Association of Petroleum Landmen, where he served as President (2005-2006), 1st Vice President (2004-2005) and Secretary (2003-2004) and was also voted Outstanding Member of the Year (2005-2006).

Jared is an avid golfer (former Board Member of the Scott Golf Association) and outdoorsman. He is married to Carla Villien Bellard of Maurice, Louisiana, and they have a son, Cooper Paul and a daughter, Baylor Christine.

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