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

Upcoming 2023 Regular Port NOLA Board Meetings (all meetings will take place at 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted)

Executive Committee meeting agenda can be found here.

  • January 19 (beginning at 2:00 p.m., or as soon as the end of the PONO Executive Committee meeting)
  • February 14 (this instance occurs on a Tuesday)
  • March 23
  • April 27
  • May 18
  • June 22
  • July 20
  • August 24
  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December 14

For information on past board meetings click here.