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 two members from Jefferson Parish, four from Orleans Parish and one from St. Bernard Parish. Vice-Chairman Jack C. Jensen, Jr. and Secretary- Treasurer Joseph F. Toomy represent Jefferson Parish. Commissioner William H. Langenstein, III, Commissioner Walter J. Leger, Jr., Commissioner James Carter and Commissioner Sharonda R. Williams represent Orleans Parish. Chairman Charles H. Ponstein represents St. Bernard Parish.

Upcoming 2022 Regular Port NOLA Board Meetings (all meetings will take place at 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted)

  • August 25
  • September 22
  • October 20
  • November 17
  • December 15

For information on past board meetings click here.