The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans consists of seven commissioners. They are unsalaried and serve five-year staggered terms. The Governor of Louisiana appoints members from a list of three nominations submitted by 19 local civic, labor, education and maritime groups.

The Board reflects the Port’s three-parish jurisdiction, with four members from Orleans Parish, two from Jefferson Parish and one from St. Bernard Parish. Chairman Chouest and Commissioner Jensen represent Jefferson Parish. Vice Chairman Baker and Secretary-Treasurer Hernandez represent Orleans Parish, as well as Commissioners Darryl D. Berger and William H. Langenstein. Commissioner Ponstein represents St. Bernard Parish.

Future Board Meetings

January Board Meetings

  • January 22 Committee Meetings Agenda
  • January 24 Regular Board Meeting

2019 Regular Board Meetings

Beginning in January 2019, Regular Meetings of the Board of Commissioners will convene on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise specified.

  • January 24
  • February 21
  • March 28
  • April 25
  • May 23
  • June 27
  • July 25
  • August 22
  • September 26
  • October 24
  • November 21
  • December 19

For information on past board meetings click here.