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

Bayou D’Arbonne Lake Watershed District

The Bayou D’Arbonne Lake Watershed District aids and assists the department of public works and is established as the governing authority of said district after the completion of the construction process by the said department of public works of the state of Louisiana.

Leslie “Trey” Towns III of Farmerville has been appointed to the Bayou D’Arbonne Lake Watershed District. Towns is the owner of Enviro Services Rental, LLC. He will represent Union Parish.

St. Mary Levee District

The mission of the St. Mary Levee District is to protect the people and property of St. Mary Parish from threats of flooding caused by riverine waters and hurricane storm surges.

Junius “J.P.” Hebert Jr. of Franklin has been appointed to the St. Mary Levee District. Hebert is owner and operator of Circle H Ranch. He will represent St. Mary Parish District 3.

Wilson “Will” Terry of Franklin has been appointed to the St. Mary Levee District. Terry is a farmer and a management consultant. He will represent St. Mary Parish District 1.

Voting System Commission

The Voting System Commission serves to evaluate and select voting systems to maintain trust, security, public transparency, and functionality in election, voting, and ballot-counting processes with respect to the selection of voting equipment.

Michael W. McClanahan of Baton Rouge has been appointed to the Voting System Commission. McClanahan is the NAACP Louisiana State Conference President. He will serve as a registered voter.

Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice

The Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice serves to improve the operations of the criminal justice and juvenile justice system and promote public safety by providing progressive leadership and coordination within the criminal justice community.

Jason G. Ard of Livingston has been appointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Sheriff Ard is the sheriff of Livingston Parish. He will serve as a person having a vital concern with law enforcement and administration of criminal justice.