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. Commissioner Jack C. Jensen and Commissioner Joseph F. Toomy represent Jefferson Parish. Chair Tara C. Hernandez, Vice-Chairman Darryl D. Berger, Secretary-Treasurer William H. Langenstein, III and Commissioner Arnold B. Baker represent Orleans Parish. Commissioner Charles H. Ponstein represents St. Bernard Parish.

Future Board Meetings

December Board Meetings (Agendas Coming Soon)

  • December 16 Committee Meetings
  • December 19 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.

  • December 19

2020 Regular Board Meetings

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

  • January 16
  • February 19
  • March 26
  • April 23
  • May 21
  • June 25
  • July 23
  • August 20
  • September 24
  • October 22
  • November 19
  • December 17

For information on past board meetings click here.