Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions.

Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors
The Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors’ primary objective is to protect the safety, health, property, and welfare of the general public and to promote the vigorous growth of the real estate industry in the State of Louisiana. The Board evaluates the qualifications of applicants for licensure and grants licenses to those who qualify. It establishes rules and regulations to ensure the integrity and competence of licensees.

William B. “Bill” Harris Jr., of New Orleans, was appointed to the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors. Harris is a licensed home inspector with House Call. As required by statute, he was nominated by the Louisiana Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors and will serve as the representative of the 2nd Congressional District.

Louisiana Women’s Incarceration Task Force
The Louisiana Women’s Incarceration Task Force was established by House Concurrent Resolution 27 of the 2018 Regular Session to study, evaluate, analyze, and undertake a comprehensive review of the state's criminal justice system as it relates to women.

Syrita Steib-Martin, of Metairie, was appointed to the Louisiana Women’s Incarceration Task Force. Steib-Martin is the founder and executive director of Operation Restoration. She will serve as a community member with significant and relevant experience or expertise.

Dolfinette V. Martin, of New Orleans, was appointed to the Louisiana Women’s Incarceration Task Force. Martin is the statewide organizer of V.O.T.E. She will serve as a community member with significant and relevant experience or expertise.

Louisiana Manufactured Housing Commission
The Louisiana Manufactured Housing Commission functions to: (1) License manufacturers, retailers, developers, salesmen, and installers; (2) Work with manufactured home consumers, manufacturers, retailers, developers, salesmen, and installers to hear complaints and make determinations relating to construction defects, warranty issues, and service complaints; and (3) conduct hearings on any violation of the provisions of the law.

Susan V. LeBlanc, of New Iberia, was appointed to the Louisiana Manufactured Housing Commission. LeBlanc is the general manager of Clayton Homes. She will serve as the representative of the 4th Public Service Commission District.

Lafitte Area Independent Levee District
The purpose of the Lafitte Area Independent Levee District is to build and maintain levees around Lafitte, Barataria, and Crown Point.

Clarence R. Guidry Jr., of Jean Lafitte, was reappointed to the Lafitte Area Independent Levee District. Guidry is a fitter and supervisor with Midship Marine. As required by statute, he was nominated by the governing authority of Jean Lafitte and the legislative delegation from the area.

Public Recreation Access Task Force
The Public Recreation Access Task Force was established by Senate Concurrent Resolution 99 of the 2018 Regular Session to study the conditions, needs, and issues relative to potential public recreation access on the navigable waters of the state and to make recommendations to the legislature.

Anthony A. “Tony” Simmons, of Avery Island, was appointed to the Public Recreation Access Task Force. Simmons is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the McIlhenny Company. As required by the resolution, he was nominated by the Louisiana Landowners Association and will serve as a land owner or lessee west of the Atchafalaya River.

St. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District
The Board of Commissioners of the St. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District Board has complete jurisdiction to regulate all domestic, coastwise, and intercoastal commerce and traffic of the district, and all commerce and traffic within the district where such is conducted by or a facility wholly owned by the district.

Larry M. Aisola Jr., of Violet, was appointed to the St. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District. Aisola is an assistant district attorney with the 34th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.  As required by statute, he was nominated by a majority of the St. Bernard Parish legislative delegation.

 

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