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Election 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7 AM – 8 PM

Early voting is September 30 through October 7 (except Sunday) from 8:30 am to 6 pm.



Lockport, La. . . . Bollinger Shipyards was presented the 2015 “Award for Excellence in Safety” for the eleventh consecutive year by the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) on April 14, 2016, during the association’s Annual General Membership Meeting in Washington, DC. This award is given to member companies with the lowest total recordable incident rates (TRIR) based on a quarterly injury and illness survey conducted by the Association.

Ben Bordelon, Bollinger’s President and CEO said, “For 11 consecutive years, Bollinger Shipyards was recognized for outstanding performance in workplace safety. Earning the SCA Award for Excellence in Safety is a testament to our employees’ unwavering dedication and focus.  At Bollinger, we remain steadfast in our commitment to attain the highest level of safety and dedicated to future advancement of safety in the maritime industry.”

SCA is the national trade association representing the U.S. shipyard industry. SCA members constitute the shipyard industrial base that builds, repairs, maintains and modernizes U.S. Navy ships and craft, U.S. Coast Guard vessels of all sizes, as well as vessels for other U.S. government agencies. In addition, SCA members build, repair and service America’s fleet of commercial vessels. The Council represents 39 companies that own and operate over 85 shipyard facilities, with facilities on all three U.S. coasts, the Great Lakes, the inland waterways system, Alaska and Hawaii.

Bollinger Shipyards, LLC ( is a leading designer and builder of fast military patrol boats, ocean-going double hull barges, offshore oil field support vessels, tug boats, rigs, liftboats, inland waterways push boats, barges, and other steel and aluminum products from its new construction shipyards. Bollinger has 10 shipyards and all are strategically located throughout Louisiana with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and the Intracoastal Waterway. Bollinger is the largest vessel repair company in the

Gulf of Mexico region with a total of 29 dry-docks.


Danos Names Four Vice Presidents

GRAY, La. – November 23, 2015 – Danos has added to its leadership team by promoting James Callahan, Mark Danos, Stacey Gisclair and Reed Peré to executive roles within the company.

“These four outstanding individuals bring a wealth of talent and more than 70 years of industry experience to our executive leadership team,” said CEO and President Hank Danos. “I am confident that James, Mark, Stacey and Reed will enhance the strategic direction of Danos.”

As vice president of finance, James Callahan is responsible for overseeing the company’s domestic and international administration, finance and accounting activities. Prior to joining Danos in 2013, Callahan served as chief executive officer for Superior Shipyard and Fabrication, as well as chief operating officer for SJI LLC, a privately held telecommunications company.

Mark Danos serves as vice president of project services, supervising the company’s project management, construction and fabrication divisions. He is responsible for all domestic and international deepwater, subsea, shelf and onshore projects. Prior to joining the company, he worked in project management for ExxonMobil, supporting large capital projects around the world. Mark Danos is a third-generation owner of the company and member of its board of directors.

Stacy Gisclair brings over two decades of human resources experience to her position as vice president of human resources. Through her oversight and management of the company’s human resources and recruiting activities, Gisclair ensures that Danos continues its commitment to a high-performance culture. In 2015, she received the company’s “Quality Person of the Year.” Gisclair worked for Edison Chouest Offshore prior to joining Danos in 1999.

Vice President of Production Services Reed Peré is responsible for the quality of work and adherence to safety policies of the company’s global production workforce. He has been with Danos since 2006, and in 2012 received the “Quality Person of the Year” award. His background in secondary education and 10 years in the energy industry make Peré well suited to managing Danos employees in locations around the world.

elegant_post_header_separatorWORKFORCE INNOVATION and OPPORTUNITY ACT (WIOA)

The LAT Board is a federally funded mandated program that receives state funds to assist eligible individuals in the parishes of Lafourche, Assumption and Terrebonne with employment, education and training opportunities.

The intent of the Act is to allow Local Workforce Boards to give oversight to the workforce system, where Job Training, Education, Employment Services, information on job vacancies, and training opportunities are available at a single location. However, signed into law July 22, 2014 was the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) that replaced the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).

WIOA began implementation throughout the state, July 1, 2015. The nominations for Private Sector members to serve on the Local Board will still have to be submitted by Chambers of Commerce or Trade Organizations. The Public Sector members will be nominated through the appropriate public agencies.

The Board is focused towards the demand industry sector and businesses that provide employment opportunities.

Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the LAT Workforce Development Board is searching for board members to represent the industry categories of Medical, Transportation, Manufacturing/Construction and Oil & Gas.   Board meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each quarter at 11:00 a.m., followed by lunch in either Terrebonne or Lafourche Parish. These meetings are held to discuss various matters and performance associated with the Adult/Dislocated Worker and Youth programs as per State driven plan.

The minimum size of the workforce board is 23 members.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Cheri Blanchard at (985) 876-8946 or the LAT Workforce Development Board at (985) 580-7249.  Frank Lewis, Director



elegant_post_header_separatorA Parishwide Comprehensive Resiliency Plan

The Comprehensive Resiliency Plan was adopted by Lafourche Parish Council on April 8, 2014.


The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014

CLICK HERE to review of copy of the Amendment.