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Sep 10, 2012
Governor Jindal Announces Appointments to the Board of Commissioners for the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District

BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Board of Commissioners for the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District.

The Board of Commissioners for the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District serves to supply water from any available fresh water source, including any ground water and surface water sources to the purification facilities serving the incorporated villages, towns, and cities along Bayou Lafourche.

According to statute, the board is comprised of eight members representing the parishes in the district. Two members are appointed to represent Ascension Parish and the remaining six members are gubernatorial appointments including the following:
  • Two members appointed to represent Assumption Parish selected from nominations submitted by the president of the governing authority of the parish of Assumption;
  • One commissioner representing the portion of Lafourche Parish north of the railroad tracks traversing the parish east to west that crosses Bayou Lafourche in the area known as Lafourche Crossing; 
  • One commissioner representing the portion of Lafourche Parish south of the railroad tracks traversing the parish east to west that crosses Bayou Lafourche in the area known as Lafourche Crossing and north of the Intracoastal Waterway; 
  • One commissioner representing the portion of Lafourche Parish south of the Intracoastal Waterway; and 
  • One commissioner representing Lafourche Parish at-large. 
Appointments to the Board of Commissioners for the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District:

Hugh Caffery, of Lockport, is the General Manager of Valentine Chemicals, LLC and is a licensed Louisiana contractor.  Caffery will be reappointed to serve as a representative of the portion of Lafourche Parish south of the railroad tracks traversing the parish east to west that crosses Bayou Lafourche in the area known as Lafourche Crossing and north of the Intracoastal Waterway, as required by statute. 

Windell Curole, of Cut Off, is the Manager of the South Lafourche Levee District and is a member of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.  Curole will be appointed to serve as a representative of the portion of Lafourche Parish south of the Intracoastal Waterway, as required by statute. 

Jacob “Jake” Giardina, of Thibodaux, is retired and was formerly the President and CEO of Cameo Industries, Inc.  Giardina will be reappointed to serve as a representative of Lafourche Parish at-large, as required by statute. 

Francis Richard, of Thibodaux, is the Vice President and Factory manager of John Deere in Thibodaux.  Richard will be appointed to serve as a representative of the portion of Lafourche Parish north of the railroad tracks traversing the parish east to west that crosses Bayou Lafourche in the area known as Lafourche Crossing, as required by statute. 

 
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