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 Joseph F. Toomy and Commissioner Todd Murphy represent Jefferson Parish. Vice-Chairman Walter J. Leger, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer James J. Carter Jr., Commissioner Sharonda R. Williams, and Commissioner Darryl D. Berger represent Orleans Parish. Commissioner Jeanne E. Ferrer represents St. Bernard Parish.

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

  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December 14

For information on past board meetings click here.