Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions.
 
Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
The Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is a constitutionally empowered board granted the authority and responsibility to “supervise and manage the institutions, statewide agricultural programs, and other programs administered through its system.”
Jimmie M. Woods Sr., of New Orleans, was appointed to the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College. Woods is a licensed contractor and a co-founder and chief executive officer of Metro Service Group, Inc. He will serve as a representative of the 2nd Congressional District.
 
Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges
The Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges serves as the management board for Louisiana's public 2-year institutions. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of the State's citizens through education programs offered through its colleges.
 
Stanton W. Salathe, of Harvey, was appointed to the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges. Salathe is the president of Salathe Oil Company and a veteran of the United States Air Force. He will serve as a representative of the 2nd Congressional District.
 
Capital Area Groundwater Conservation District
The mission of the Capital Area Ground Water Conservation District is to provide for the efficient administration, conservation, orderly development, and supplementation of groundwater resources in the parishes of East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana. The board develops, promotes, and implements management strategies to provide for the conservation, preservation, protection, recharging, and prevention of waste of the groundwater resources over which it has jurisdictional authority.
 
A. Hays Town Jr., of Baton Rouge, was appointed to the Capital Area Groundwater Conservation District. Town is a retired registered professional engineer. He is also a veteran of the United States Army Reserves. As required by statute, he was nominated by the mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish.
 
Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists
The Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists serves to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of all those persons engaged in the practice of geoscience, and affords such persons an effective and practical protection against the incompetent, inexperienced, unlawful, and fraudulent acts of geoscientists with whom they contract.
 
David Ray Williamson, of Shreveport, was appointed to the Louisiana Board of Professional Scientists. Williamson is a licensed professional geoscientist and senior geologist with ATC Group Services, LLC. He is also a veteran of the United States Army. As required by statute, he was nominated by the Shreveport Geological Society and will serve as a representative of the 4th Congressional District.
 
Louisiana Statewide Independent Living Council
The Louisiana Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) was established to support the efforts of our citizens with disabilities to live independently in the community of their choice. Some of the specific duties of the Statewide Independent Living Council are: (1) jointly develop a State Plan for Independent Living; (2) monitor, review, and evaluate implementation of the state plan; and (3) develop strong positive partnerships with the Louisiana Rehabilitation Council and other members of the disability community.
 
Jill E. Eglé, of New Orleans, was appointed to the Louisiana Statewide Independent Living Council. Ms. Eglé is a volunteer and advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities.