Terrebonne-Lafourche Agenda

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, March 5-7, 2020

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


Thursday March 5th

Business casual

5:50pm         Meet in lobby, pick up nametags, carpool to reception: Chef John Folse Culinary Institute on the Campus of Nicholls State University (corner of Bowie Rd. and LA Hwy 1.; Building #35)
(see map in email).

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

Friday March 6th

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: State Representative Tanner Magee, District 53

 9:30                  Coastal Wetlands Loss, Restoration and Protection Efforts

  • Simone Maloz, Executive Director, Restore or Retreat (’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 and Tour at Port Fourchon

  • Chett Chaisson, Port Director (‘09 Alum)

4:15/30             Head for Grand Isle, tour

 5:00                  Grand Isle Community Center

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 7th


7:45                Buffet Breakfast on your own in hotel lobby

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 Election Agenda/Legislative Update

  • Barry Erwin, President/CEO, CABL

11:30                  Announcements           Door Prizes                   Adjourn

Have a safe trip home. See you in Baton Rouge April 30-May 2: Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center      

Thanks to our Local Terrebonne-Lafourche Session Sponsors

Nicholls State University Foundation


Continued Thanks to our Statewide Sponsors

Coughlin-Saunders Foundation

The Peltier Foundation

Wurtele Fund at BRAF