Message From The Mayor

Mr. Michael VanSchoick


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. Through its 115 year history, it has lived through 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. Exciting changes in 2013 include the four laning of La. Hwy 1 from Shreveport to Caddo Lake, the completion of I-49 just five miles to the east, the construction of a new hospital, the designation of the 960 acre Ward II Industrial Park as “Development Ready”, and numerous improvements of infrastructure in the town. But don’t take my word for it. Come see us and learn how to relax and enjoy country living.

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