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Nov 11, 2008
Governor Bobby Jindal Announces Appointments to the Red River Waterway Commission

BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Red River Waterway Commission.

The Red River Waterway Commission serves to govern, operate and maintain the Red River Waterway which extends from the vicinity of the convergence of Red River with Old River and the Atchafalaya River northwestward in the Red River Valley to the state boundary. 

According to statute, the commission is comprised of twelve members including the director of the Office of Public Works and Intermodal Transportation or their designee. The remaining eleven members are gubernatorial appointees, including four at-large members who reside in one of the seven parishes in the Red River Waterway district and one member from each of the seven parishes in the district selected from nominations submitted by their respective police juries, the governing bodies of each levee district within the region and the Red River Valley Association.

Appointments to the Red River Waterway Commission:

Wayne Davis, of Plain Dealing, is a veteran of the Louisiana National Guard and the president of Discus Oil Corporation, an oil and gas company. Davis was nominated for reappointment by the Bossier Parish Police Jury to serve as a resident of one of the seven parishes in the Red River Waterway district, as required by statute.

Marc Dupuy, Jr., of Marksville, is a veteran of the United States Navy, a self-employed attorney and a consulting geologist. Dupuy was nominated for reappointment by the Avoyelles Parish Police Jury to serve as a resident of one of the seven parishes in the Red River Waterway district, as required by statute.

Edmond Preau, Jr., of Baton Rouge, is the director of the Office of Public Works and Intermodal Transportation. Preau will serve as an ex-officio member, as required by statute. 

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