New state board appointments

This news brief appeared in the March issue of PRC’s Preservation in Print magazine. Interested in getting more preservation stories like this delivered to your door nine times a year? Become a member of the PRC for a subscription!

Jeffrey E. Schwartz of New Orleans has been appointed to the Climate Initiatives Task Force, whose “mission is to build an inclusive science-driven process to lead Louisiana to cut statewide net greenhouse gas emissions progressively over the next fifty years,” according to a news release from the Louisiana Governor’s office. Schwartz is the director of economic development for the City of New Orleans and will serve the board as a representative of a local government perspective.

Richard G. Duplantier Jr. of New Orleans, Clay A. Cossé of Arabi and Roy M. Arrigo of Baton Rouge have been appointed to the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East board. Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East sets policy and manages flood protection operations in Jefferson, Orleans and St. Bernard Parishes on the east bank of the Mississippi River. “Specifically, the Flood Protection Authority is responsible for flood protection systems; the new Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS); the Mississippi River and Tributaries (MR&T) Levee System; and the Interior Non-Federal Levee Systems,” according to a news release from the Louisiana Governor’s office. Arrigo is a sales manager at Butcher Distributors and will serve the board at-large and as a non-resident. Duplantier is an attorney and will serve the board as both a professional in another discipline and as a resident of Orleans Parish. Cossé is a former St. Bernard Parish Council member and will serve the board in an at-large capacity and as a resident of St. Bernard Parish.

Susan Langenhennig is PRC’s Director of Communications and the editor of Preservation in Print.

 

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