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Legislative Delegation Seeks Interested Citizens to Serve on Port Commission

On behalf of the St. Bernard Parish legislative delegation of State Representative Ray Garofalo, and Senators Sharon Hewitt and Joseph Bouie, St. Bernard residents interested in serving on the Board of Commissioners of the St. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District are encouraged to submit a resume by April 15. The ideal candidate is someone interested in seeing the port operate in an efficient and ethical manner.
While the only requirements placed on an applicant are being a qualified voter and residing in St. Bernard Parish, it is beneficial for an applicant to have a good understanding of business procedures and be able to understand business statements, along with some practical accounting knowledge. Having some knowledge and understanding of contracts is also helpful. These positions are purely community service and provide no compensation for serving.
Anyone interested in serving on the port board should forward to Representative Garofalo’s office a resume/CV describing their personal and professional background, as well as their community involvement. Each resume should include a cover letter explaining why he or she desires to serve on the Port Board. Previous experience in port/transportation or similar business should be highlighted. Anyone who has applied for an open commissioner’s position in the past will need to resubmit their resume.
The Port Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month during regular business hours. Board members serve a five-year term in an oversight capacity with approval/rejection authority on the operation of the port, employees, and port contracts with vendors and professional services.
The deadline for submission is April 15, 2021. It is strongly recommended for resumes to be emailed to garofalor@legis.la.gov but they can also be mailed to Representative Garofalo’s attention at 100 Port Blvd., Suite 40, Chalmette, LA 70043. Anyone with questions can either email or call the legislative office at 504-278-6599.

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