BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions.

Gov. Edwards announced appointments to the following boards and commissions:

Louisiana Liquefied Petroleum Gas Commission

The Louisiana Liquefied Petroleum Gas Commission’s mission is to promulgate and enforce rules that allow for the safest possible distribution, handling, and usage of liquefied petroleum gases and anhydrous ammonia, necessary for the protection, safety, and security of the public. The commission accomplishes this through inspections of storage facilities and equipment, as well as examination of personnel engaged in the industry.

Carol A. Cleveland, of Amite, was reappointed to the Louisiana Liquefied Petroleum Gas Commission. Ms. Cleveland is an internal auditor with LP Gas Management. As required by statute, Ms. Cleveland was nominated by the liquefied petroleum gas dealers. 

James A. Hopson, of Delhi, was reappointed to the Louisiana Liquefied Petroleum Gas Commission. Mr. Hopson is a retired Chairman of Guaranty Bank and Trust in Delhi. As required by statute, Mr. Hopson was nominated by the liquefied petroleum gas dealers.

Henry D. “Darty” Smith, of Lena, was reappointed to the Louisiana Liquefied Petroleum Gas Commission. Mr. Smith is the owner of Henry’s Auto Parts. As required by statute, Mr. Smith was nominated by the liquefied petroleum gas dealers.

 

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.

Willy J. Martin Jr., of Paulina, was reappointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Sheriff Martin is the sheriff of St. James Parish.

 

Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts

The Board of Directors for the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts functions to establish and maintain the School and to provide the highest quality of instruction for the children of the School.

Lovan B. Thomas, of Natchitoches, was reappointed to the Board of Directors for the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts. Mr. Thomas is the owner and publisher of The Natchitoches Times.

 

Amite River Basin Drainage and Water Conservation District

The Amite River Basin Drainage and Water Conservation District serves as a multi-parish authority to mitigate flood damage in the Amite River Basin. The Commission works to accomplish flood control measures by facilitating cooperation between federal, state and local governing bodies to foster floodplain management, maintaining and operating structures built under the auspices of the Commission, and coordinating river management within the basin.

Kenneth Wade Welborn, of Greenwell Springs, was reappointed to the Amite River Basin Drainage and Water Conservation District. Mr. Welborn is an enforcement officer with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and will serve as a representative of East Baton Rouge Parish.

 

Greater Baton Rouge Port Commission

The Greater Baton Rouge Port Commission has the power and authority to regulate the commerce and traffic within certain boundaries of the State of Louisiana. The Commission has charge of and administers public wharves, docks, sheds, landings and other structures useful for the commerce of the port area.

Scotty E. Chabert Jr., of Baton Rouge, was appointed to the Greater Baton Rouge Port Commission. Mr. Chabert is an assistant district attorney with the 18th Judicial District Court and a partner at Saunders and Chabert Law Firm. He will serve as a representative of East Baton Rouge Parish. As required by statute, Mr. Chabert was nominated by a legislator representing East Baton Rouge Parish.

Angela R. Machen, of Baker, was appointed to the Greater Baton Rouge Port Commission. Ms. Machen is a consultant with MMG. She will serve as a representative of East Baton Rouge Parish. As required by statute, Ms. Machen was nominated by a legislator representing East Baton Rouge Parish.

 

Louisiana Used Motor Vehicle Commission

The Louisiana Used Motor Vehicle Commission licenses and regulates used motor vehicle dealers and salespersons, motor vehicle crushers, dealers of used parts and accessories, and automotive dismantlers and parts recyclers. The Commission also investigates consumer and dealer complaints.

John R. Poteet, of Hammond, was reappointed to the Louisiana Used Motor Vehicle Commission. Mr. Poteet is a managing partner and CEO of Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction. He will serve as the member who is licensed to conduct used motor vehicle auctions or salvage pool auctions, as required by statute.

Henry D. “Darty” Smith, of Lena, was reappointed to the Louisiana Used Motor Vehicle Commission. Mr. Smith is the owner of Henry’s Auto Parts. He will serve as the member who is a licensed automotive dismantler or parts recycler.

 

Capital Area Human Services District

The Capital Area Human Services District directs the operation and management of community-based programs and services relative to public health, mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services for the parishes of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.

Louis C. Askins, of Plaquemine, was reappointed to the Capital Area Human Services District. Mr. Askins is a retired college professor and will serve as a representative of Iberville Parish and member who is a professional or advocate in the field of addictive disorders.

 

Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System

The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System is responsible for supervising and managing the following universities: Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, University of Louisiana at Monroe, and University of New Orleans.

Alejandro R.  Perkins, of Prairieville, was appointed to the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System. Mr. Perkins is a partner with Hammonds, Sills, Adkins and Guice, LLP, and an adjunct professor at the Southern University Law Center. Mr. Perkins will serve as a representative of the 6th Congressional District.