GLPC Board Elects Officers

Photo of GLPC Board

GLPC Board Members: (top row) Vice President Rodney Gisclair, Seat D; Larry Griffin, Seat F; Secretary Perry Gisclair, Seat B; Kris Callais, Seat I; (bottom row) Mike Callais, Seat H; Treasurer John Melancon, Jr., Seat G; President Harris “Chuckie” Cheramie, Jr., Seat A; Curtis Pierce, Seat E; and Jimmy “T-Jim” Lafont, Seat C.

(CUT OFF, LA) – At the February 13, 2019 board meeting, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) board elected its officers. The board elected Harris “Chuckie” Cheramie, Jr. as President, Rodney Gisclair as Vice President, Perry Gisclair as Secretary, and John Melancon, Jr. as Treasurer.

New Port Commission President Harris “Chuckie” Cheramie said, “I appreciate the confidence that my fellow commissioners have in my ability to represent Port Fourchon and the South Lafourche Airport. I look forward to the opportunity to serve as board president and continue to guide our port and airport in a positive direction along with my fellow commissioners.”

Port commissioners are elected for six-year terms by the citizens of the 10th Ward of Lafourche Parish. The executive board’s officers are nominated and elected by the board of commissioners every three years.

The board, which has jurisdiction over Port Fourchon and the South Lafourche Airport, is the only elected port commission in the state.

The next scheduled meeting for the GLPC board will be on Wednesday, February 27, when they hold their committee meetings at 10:30 a.m. at the Port Fourchon Operations Center, 180 A.O. Rappelet Road.

The Greater Lafourche Port Commission, a political subdivision of the state of Louisiana, facilitates the economic growth of the communities in which it operates by maximizing the flow of trade and commerce. We do this to grow our economy and preserve our environment and heritage. The Port Commission exercises jurisdiction over the Tenth Ward of Lafourche Parish, south of the Intracoastal Waterway, including Port Fourchon and the South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport (GAO).