Terrebonne-Lafourche Agenda

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, September 22-24

Hampton Inn and Suites Thibodaux —  826 N. Canal Blvd. —  (985)-446-0900


Thursday September 22

Business casual

5:50pm             Meet in lobby, pick up nametags, carpool to reception: Arlen B. Greenhouse Building at Nicholls State University (Bowie Rd. behind President’s House)

6:30-8:30          Opening Reception. Lafourche & Terrebonne Leadership Louisiana Alumn & CABL

Friday September 23

Dress: casual

7:30-8:45          Buffet Breakfast on your own in hotel lobby

8:45                  Packet Overview and Announcements

 9:00                  Regional Welcome & Overview: Lafourche Parish President Archie Chaisson (’21 Alum)

 9:30                  Coastal Wetlands Loss, Restoration and Protection Efforts

  • Simone Maloz, Campaign Director, Restore the Mississippi River Delta (’08 Alum)
  • State Representative Jerome Zeringue, District 42 – Houma; Former Director, Governor’s Office on Coastal Affairs/Chairman, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

10:45                Break

10:50                Louisiana Highway 1: The Road to the US Energy Supply

  • Henri Boulet, Executive Director, LA1 Coalition (‘08 Alum)

11:10    Load bus to travel to Port Fourchon/Gulf — Bus leaves promptly at 11:15am

Guides to coastal region economy, geography, culture:

  • Steve Smith, Sr. Vice President, All South Consulting and Engineering; Past Chairman and Member, LCTCS Board of Trustees (’02 Alum)
  • Windell Curole, Executive Director, Lafourche Levee District; Member, LCPRA (’02 Alum)

12:15                Picnic LunchLaRose Regional Park (under pavilion)

1:15                  Continue LA 1 bus trip to Gulf of Mexico

2:00/15             Greater Lafourche Port Commission Operations Center

Presentation on Port Fourchon

  • Chett Chiasson, Port Director (‘09 Alum)

(3:00 pm Load Bus:  Port Fourchon tour)

Saturday, September 24


7:45                  Buffet Breakfast at hotel, Bayou 2 & 3

Check Out – Sign up for door prizes  

 8:45                  Announcements / Brief Discussions

 9:00                  Transportation and Critical Infrastructure Issues

  • Shawn Wilson, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development;
    CABL Board Member

 10:00                Break

10:15-11:15/30   CABL: Fall Ballot Constitutional Amendments

  • Barry Erwin, President/CEO, CABL

11:30                Announcements            Door Prizes                   Adjourn

 Have a safe trip home. See you in Baton Rouge November 10-12:  Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center            

Thanks to our Local Terrebonne-Lafourche Session Sponsors

Continued Thanks to our Statewide Sponsors

Coughlin-Saunders Foundation

Wurtele Fund at BRAF