Terrebonne-Lafourche Agenda

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, March 7-9

Hampton Inn & Suite   826 North Canal Blvd.


Thursday March 7

Business casual

5:30pm             Meet in lobby, pick up nametags, carpool to reception: Arlen B. Greenhouse Building at Nicholls State University (Bowie Rd. behind President’s House)

6:00-7:30                      Opening Reception

Friday March 8

Dress: casual

7:45-8:45          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)
  • Gregory Grandy, 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 11:10 am

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, South Lafourche Levee District; Member, CPRA (’02 Alum)

12:15                Picnic LunchLaRose Regional Park

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

2:00/15             Greater Lafourche Port Commission Operations Center

Presentation on Port Fourchon

  • Chet Chiasson, Port Director (’09 Alum)

(3:00/30 pm Load Bus:  Port Fourchon tour)

4:15/30             Head for Grand Isle, tour

5:00                  Camp of Stevie Smith (The Big Banana):

Crawfish/shrimp boil @5:30pm

6:30/45             Bus return trip to Thibodaux…down-the-bayou story telling

8:30                  Arrive at Hampton Inn

Saturday, March 9


7:45                  Buffet Breakfast on your own in hotel lobby

Check Out – Sign up for door prizes  

9:00                  Depart Hampton Inn and drive to offices of Danos in Houma.

9:30                  Class Discussion and Photo Tour of Louisiana

10:00                Break

10:30-11:30       2024 Legislative Session Preview

  • Barry Erwin, President, CABL

11:30                Announcements            Door Prizes                   Adjourn

 Have a safe trip home. See you in Baton Rouge May 2-4            

Thanks to our Local Terrebonne-Lafourche Session Sponsors

Continued Thanks to our Statewide Sponsors

Coughlin-Saunders Foundation

Wurtele Fund at BRAF