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Boards, Commissions, Committees, & Elected Officials

Council Finance Committee
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
John Cagnolatti  Chairman
Dal Waguespack  Vice Chairman
Alvin “Coach” Thomas
Chase Melancon
Teri Casso
Travis Turner
Joel Robert
Dempsey Lambert
Todd Lambert
Aaron Lawler
Corey Orgeron
Council Personnel Committee
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Michael Mason  Chairman
John Cagnolatti  Vice Chairman
Corey Orgeron
Dal Waguespack
Alvin Thomas
Council Recreation Committee
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Travis Turner  Chairman
Alvin Thomas  Vice Chairman
Dal Waguespack
Aaron Lawler
Chase Melancon
Council Strategic Planning Committee
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Chase Melancon  Chairman
Joel Robert  Vice Chairman
Corey Orgeron
Dempsey Lambert
John Cagnolatti
Council Transportation Committee
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Aaron Lawler  Chairman
Michael Mason  Vice Chairman
Dal Waguespack
Dempsey Lambert
John Cagnolatti
Council Utilities Committee
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Corey Orgeron  Chairman
Travis Turner  Vice Chairman
Joel Robert
Aaron Lawler
Alvin Thomas
Capital Region Planning Commission
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Alvin Ellis, Jr.
Johnny Berthelot
Eli Miles, Jr.
Bill Roux
East Ascension Drainage Commission
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Joel Robert
Teri Casso
Chase Melancon
Dal Waguespack
Travis Turner
Corey Orgeron
Dempsey Lambert
Aaron Lawler
John Cagnolatti
Michael Mason
Office of Emergency Preparedness Commission
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Benny Johnson
Randy Clouatre
Planning & Zoning Commission
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Krista Madere 02/08/2020 – 02/08/2022
Aaron Chaisson Jr. 02/08/2020 – 02/08/2022 05/07/20
Wade Schexnaydre 02/08/19 — 02/08/21 02/21/19
Matthew Pryor 02/08/19 — 02/08/21 02/21/19
Julio Dumas 02/08/2020 – 02/08/2022 05/07/20
Shannon Hutchings 02/08/2020 – 02/08/2022
Ken Firmin 02/08/19 — 02/08/21 02/21/19
River Region Commission
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Dempsey Lambert
John Cagnolatti
Waterway Commission
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Will Reiger  01/01/19 – 01/01/21 02/21/19
Ronald Braud 01/01/19 — 01/01/21 02/21/19
John Templet 01/01/19 — 01/01/21 02/21/19
Jared Mabile 01/01/19 — 01/01/21 02/21/19
Deanna Miles 06/04/19 — 06/04/21 08/01/19
Gina Landry 06/04/19 — 06/04/21 11/21/19
West Ascension Drainage Commission
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Alvin Thomas  Chairman
Joel Robert  Vice Chairman
Quad Area CAA
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Todd Lambert
Dempsey Lambert
Animal Services Board
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Fenton Lipscomb 11/21/19 -11/21/23
Sharla Roussel 11/21/19-11/21/23
David Berniard 11/21/19 -11/21/22
Jean Ingrassia 11/21/19 -11/21/22
Wanda Sittig 11/21/19 -11/21/22
Nina Wager 11/21/19 -11/21/21
Zoning Board of Adjustments & Appeals
Meets 4th Tuesday of each month, 6PM @ Gonzales Courthouse East
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Branden Bennett  Chairman
Devin Graham  Vice Chairman
Steven Joffrion Jr.  Member
Edward Krass III  Member
Willie Robinson  Member
Darla Harris  Member
Jake Joffrion  Member
Communications District Board
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Bobby Webre Chairman 02/21/19 – 02/21/23
Preston Landry Vice-Chairman 02/21/19 – 02/21/23
Robin Brunke Secretary 02/21/19 – 02/21/23
Vic Palmer Treasurer 02/21/19 – 02/21/23
Chuck Montero 02/21/19 – 02/21/23
Rick Webre 02/21/19 – 02/21/23
Benny Johnson
Consolidated Utilities District No. 1 Board
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
William Morris 11/03/2018 – 11/03/2020
Robert Charleville 06/19/2016 – 06/19/2020
Thomas Cancienne 08/18/2017 – 08/18/2021  07/20/17
William Morris 11/03/2018 – 11/03/2020 08/01/19
Ezzard Brooks 08/17/2015 – 08/17/2018
Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Byron “Keith” Beaucoudry
Terry Dubois
Donald Picou
Steven McClain
Sidney Ourso
Mike Ikerd
Charles W. Cusick
David LeBlanc
Human Resources Review Board
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Daniel Adkins 07/06/2016 – 07/06/2020
Miranda Mumphrey 05/20/2016 – 05/20/2020
Gloria Bailey 04/04/2016 – 04/04/2020
Stacey Clarke 04/04/2016 – 04/04/2020
Vacant Seat
Industrial Development Board
Meets as needed. The IDB issues tax exempt bonds for Industrial Development in Ascension Parish.
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Kate Babin 04/19/2019 – 04/19/2025
Pegram Mire Jr. 06/04/2015 – 06/04/2021
Col. Paul Robert 05/04/2018 – 05/04/2025
Justin Champlin 09/08/2018 – 09/08/2025
Vince Cataldo 07/20/19 – 07/20/25 11/21/19
Library Board
Meetings of the Board of Control shall be held monthly, on the last Wednesday of each month, at 4:00 p.m. Quarterly financial and statistical review meetings will be held in January, April, July, and October, and alternated between Dutchtown, Donaldsonville, Galvez, and Gonzales. Other monthly board meetings will be held in Gonzales. The November/December Board meetings will be combined and held the first Wednesday in December, to be confirmed by the Board at the October meeting each year. The Ascension Parish Library is governed by a 7-member board of control. Board members are appointed for 5 year terms, with a member(s) due for reappointment/appointment each year. The Parish Council Chairman (or Council appointee) serves as an eighth, ex-officio member.
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Donna Whittington 07/01/2019 – 07/01/2024 08/15/2019
Lauthaught Delaney, Sr. 07/07/2015 – 07/07/2020 07/07/2015
Robert Ryland Percy, III 11/03/2016 – 11/03/2021
Sandy Scallan 06/20/2017 – 06/20/2022
Charles “Jay” Lemann 07/02/2018 – 07/02/2024 09/18/2013
Henry Schexnayder III Chairman 04/19/2018 – 04/19/2023
Lisa Bacala Vice Chairman 04/19/2018 – 04/19/2023
Councilwoman Teri Casso Ex-offico Parliamentarian
Angelle Desautelles Secretary to the Board
Mental Health Board
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Kia Price 11/21/19 — 11/21/24
Ronnie Daigle 11/03/2016 – 11/03/2021
Elsie Joan Brown 11/05/2015 – 11/05/2020
Lisa Chavis Anderson 11/05/2015 – 11/05/2020
Mary Kelly 06/06/19 — 06/06/24
Kathy Edmonston 05/22/2015 – 05/22/2020
West Ascension Hospital Service District Board
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Dr. Glenn D. Schexnayder Board Vice Chairman 05/02/19 — 05/02/25 11/21/19
Glenn Robert Treasurer 05/02/2003 ‐ 05/02/2015 05/02/2009
Dr. Michel Hirsh Chairman 05/02/2003 ‐ 05/02/2015 05/02/2009
Marvin Gros 05/02/2017 ‐ 05/02/2023
Michael Medine Recording Secretary 05/02/19 — 05/02/25
Vincent A. Cataldo Administrator
Fire Protection District 1
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Nathaniel Stephens 12/31/2017 – 12/31/2019
James E. Leblanc 12/31/2017 – 12/31/2019
Cody Reeves 01/01/2017 – 01/01/2019
Darius Wayne Hill 12/31/2017 – 12/31/2019
Michael Soniat 12/31/2018 – 12/31/2020
Fire Protection District 2
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Larry “Chris” Zerigue 03/16/2017 ‐ 03/16/2019
Malcolm Dugas 03/16/2017 ‐ 03/16/2019 12/04/2003
David LeBlanc 03/16/2020 ‐ 03/16/2023 05/07/2020
Wellington Johnson 03/16/2017 ‐ 03/16/2020 06/02/2005
John Robie 03/16/2019 ‐ 03/16/2021
Fire Protection District 3
Member Name Position Title Term Re-Appointed Date
Walter Leftwich  Chairman 02/19/2019 – 02/19/2021
Cody Melancon 02/19/2018 – 02/19/2020
Gary David Newman 02/19/2018 – 02/19/2020
Tracy Burns 02/19/2019 – 02/19/2021
David Commander 02/19/2019 – 02/19/2021
Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District
  • Ascension and St. James Airport & Transportation Authority
  • Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District