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MAYOR FESTAVAN’S MESSAGE:
As we look forward to our journey of service to the town, we are strengthened in our resolve by our commitment to govern with absolute integrity and transparency. We must always work to ensure that the trust given to us by the citizens is never compromised. We owe our neighbors and friends the very best effort possible.
As a native son, born and raised in this community, I have a unique perspective of our history and heritage. The memories that I share with so many of our citizens and friends are the story of my life. I have a personal investment in our success and future.
Research shows that the most successful towns are those that become good and efficient at delivering the basic services to its citizens. Providing for the health and safety of its citizens, good clean water and sewer service, residential trash pickup, maintenance of roads and town property, fire and police protection, first class schools and educational opportunities, quality medical healthcare. By taking care of these basic quality of life needs, we provide opportunities for economic stability and a town environment that attracts potential new businesses and financial growth. When citizens enjoy feelings of security, protection from crime and a clean living environment, they are more willing to engage in positive efforts to improve the overall quality of life for all of our citizens.
Coming together is a beginning —
Keeping together is progress —
Working together is success —
News & Events
Vivian is home to friendly people who simply want to enjoy a leisurely lifestyle. Our mild climate allows us to have many year-round activities. Among the activities are the Louisiana Redbud festival held the 3rd Saturday of March, the Black History Parade held the 3rd weekend in February, and the Annual Christmas Festival held the 1st Saturday of December every year in downtown Vivian. There are also excellent public and private facilities throughout the area for golfing, tennis, swimming, and boating. Hunters and fishermen will find plenty of land and waterways for their outdoor activities. Caddo Lake, Black Bayou, and the Red River are the center points of outdoor activities.
Vivian was incorporated in 1898 as people moved from the former Caddo Lake port of Monterey and the surrounding lakes and woodlands to be near the railroad terminal built in the late 1800’s. Through its 121 year history, Vivian has witnessed the booms and busts of the oil business and been a local center for commerce, transportation, education, health care and manufacturing. With Caddo Lake, Black Bayou, and the Red River, and numerous large tracts of forest surrounding the Town, it is no wonder that pre-dawn weekend traffic may be busier than the more typical rush hours in larger areas, especially on opening days of deer and duck season. Newcomers are welcomed to a friendly, safe, small town atmosphere with affordable real estate, attractive neighborhoods, and good schools. It is a great place to work and raise a family, or retire and enjoy the numerous recreational opportunities.
Vivian is located in the Northern most part of Louisiana, about 30 miles north of Shreveport with three interstate highways – I-30 to the North and I-20 to the south and I-49 to the east
Town Hall Office Staff
David Jones, Jr.