Jindal names drainage basin appointees

Staff reports

BATON ROUGE – Gov. Bobby Jindal recently announced the appointments  of Lawrence Callender of French Settlement and Jerry Thibeau of Prairieville to the Board of Commissioners of the Amite River Basin Drainage and Water Conservation District.

The board serves to govern all flood control, public drainage and water resources development, reservoirs and diversion canals in the district.

According to statute, the board is comprised of 13 gubernatorial appointments, subject to senate confirmation. One member is appointed from the district at-large and the remaining twelve members consist of two representatives from each parish within the district selected from nominations submitted by their respective legislators.

Callender is a senior technologist for the Dow Chemical Company and is a member of the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Manager Association. He will serve as a representative of Livingston Parish, as required by statute.

Thibeau is a licensed general contractor, real estate broker and retired product manager for BASF, a chemical company. He will serve as a representative of Ascension Parish, as required by statute.