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

Bossier Levee District
The Bossier Levee District Board of Commissioners provides levee and drainage maintenance and protection to the residents of Bossier and Red River Parishes.

Timothy A. Larkin, of Bossier City, was reappointed to the Bossier Levee District. Mr. Larkin is the president of Larkin Development Corporation. As required by statute, he was nominated by a legislator who represents the district and will serve as a representative of Ward 2 of Bossier Parish.

Tydes W. “Bill” Alley Jr., of Bossier City, was reappointed to the Bossier Levee District. Mr. Alley is the manager of Landmark Realty, LLC. As required by statute, he was nominated by a legislator who represents the district and will serve as a representative of Ward 2 of Bossier Parish.

Evis “Lindell” Webb, of Bossier City, was reappointed to the Bossier Levee District. Mr. Webb is retired and a veteran of the United States Army National Guard. As required by statute, he was nominated by a legislator who represents the district and will serve as a representative of Ward 1 of Bossier Parish.

 

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ mission is to provide all Louisianans with access to and an appreciation of their own rich, shared and diverse historical, literary and cultural heritage through grant-supported outreach programs, family literacy and adult reading initiatives, teacher professional development institutes, publications, film and radio documentaries, museum exhibitions, cultural tourism, public lectures, library projects, and other public humanities programming.

Willie L. Mount, of Lake Charles, was appointed to the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Ms. Mount is a former mayor of Lake Charles and Louisiana State Senator.

Sharonda R. Williams, of New Orleans, was appointed to the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Ms. Williams is an attorney and special counsel at Fishman Haygood.

 

Louisiana State Arts Council
The Louisiana State Arts Council receives applications for matching federal funds available from the National Endowment for the Arts and such other funds made available to the council and make recommendations thereon. The Council reviews and approves or rejects said grant applications from other governmental units, community arts councils, and other private, nonprofit, and tax-exempt groups. Additionally, the Council advises departmental officers on the design and execution of an annual state plan consistent with the goals and policies of the department as provided by federal and state law, rules, and regulations, and submits the plan to the National Endowment for the Arts.

Carol F. Bebelle, of New Orleans, was appointed to the Louisiana State Arts Council. Ms. Bebelle is the executive director of Efforts of Grace, Inc. As required by statute, she was nominated by a partnership for the arts organization and will serve as a representative of the 2nd Congressional District and 1st Planning District.

 

Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council
The primary function of the council is to review and adopt the state uniform construction code, provide training and education of code officials, and accept all requests for amendments of the code, except the Louisiana State Plumbing Code. Specifically, the council establishes the requirements and process for the certification and continuing education of code enforcement officers, code enforcement inspectors, third party providers and building officials and determines whether amendments to the state uniform construction code are justified.

Henry G. Heier, of New Orleans, was appointed to the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council. Mr. Heier is the executive director of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Louisiana, Inc.

 

Occupational Forecasting Conference
The Occupational Forecasting Conference was established to project job growth and to develop this information with respect to the statewide and regional workforce needs of current, new and emerging industries as deemed necessary for both regional and state workforce development system planning processes. The Occupational Forecasting Conference determines the official information that is critical in the planning and budgeting of the state’s resources as they relate to workforce development.

Camille P. Conaway, of Baton Rouge, was reappointed to the Occupational Forecasting Conference. Ms. Conaway is a senior vice president at the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI). As required by statute, she was nominated by and will serve as a representative of LABI.

 

Dairy Stabilization Board
The Dairy Stabilization Board provides a regulatory program that is designed to stabilize the Louisiana dairy industry in order to assure an adequate supply of healthful and wholesome dairy products to Louisiana consumers at fair and reasonable prices.

Joy Dupuy Womack, of Zachary, was reappointed to the Dairy Stabilization Board. Ms. Womack is a dairy farmer and owner of Womack Dairy Farm and will serve as a representative of milk producers on the board.

 

Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners
The Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners is responsible for examining, licensing, and regulating qualified applicants as radiologic technologists and for protecting the public from the misuse of ionizing radiation.

James P. “Butch” Frazier III, of Berwick, was reappointed to the Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners. Mr. Frazier is the chief executive officer of Teche Regional Medical Center. As required by statute, he was nominated by the Louisiana Hospital Association and will serve as a hospital administrator on the board.

 

Louisiana Real Estate Commission
The Louisiana Real Estate Commission regulates the mode and manner by which the affairs and business of real estate are conducted throughout the state.

Jeffrey A. Free, of Bossier City, was appointed to the Louisiana Real Estate Commission. Mr. Free is an associate broker with Coldwell Banker Gosslee. He will serve as a representative of the 2nd Supreme Court District on the Commission.

 

Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission
The Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission promotes the goals and objectives of the Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism and advises the department and its Secretary on matters relating to antiquities, archaeology, and other cultural resources. The Commission also approves permits for excavations on state lands.

George M. Riser Jr., M.D., of Covington, was reappointed to the Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission. Dr. Riser is a retired physician and lay archaeologist. He is also a veteran of the United States Army.

 

Louisiana Geographic Information Systems Council
The Louisiana Geographic Information Systems Council (LGISC) was created by the state Legislature to eliminate duplication of effort and unnecessary redundancy in data collections and systems and to provide for integration of geographically-related data bases to facilitate the policy and planning purposes of the state of Louisiana.

James A. Laurent Jr., of New Roads, was reappointed to the Louisiana Geographic Information Systems Council. Mr. Laurent is the assessor for Pointe Coupee Parish. As required by statute, he was nominated by and will serve as a representative of the Louisiana Assessors Association.

 

Natchitoches Levee and Drainage District
The board of commissioners for the Natchitoches Levee and Drainage District maintains the levees and drainage ditches within the Parish of Natchitoches.

William H. Giddens, of Natchitoches, was reappointed to the Natchitoches Levee and Drainage District. Mr. Giddens is a farmer. As required by statute, he was nominated by a legislator representing Natchitoches Parish.