Rodney Gisclair Appointed to Port Commission Seat B
(CUT OFF, LA) – At a special meeting held on September 25, 2019, Rodney Gisclair was sworn into office as an interim port commissioner for the Greater Lafourche Port Commission. Rodney takes his place at Seat B, which was left vacant by the passing of his brother, longtime commissioner and community icon Perry Gisclair.
While a ceremonial swearing in will happen at the board’s regular meeting on October 9, 2019, today’s action was mandated by the state to facilitate the time needed for Rodney to acclimate himself to his newest duties as a commissioner.
With a special election tabbed for the spring time, Rodney said he’s simply filling in for his brother until another candidate emerges that will ultimately be elected to Seat B in the coming months.
“My brother was an amazing man, and his legend will always live on. I look forward to doing right by him in my interim capacity on this board,” Rodney said.
Board President Chuckie Cheramie said he was pleased that Rodney answered the call to fill in for his brother during a difficult time for everyone, as the entire South Lafourche community still grieves the loss of Mr. Perry.
“These types of changes are always difficult,” he said. “Losing Mr. Perry has been so tough for all of us on this board, but we are appreciative that his brother has graciously agreed to serve on this board in the interim.”
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