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Governor appoints Acadiana residents to several boards and commissions

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Posted at 12:53 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 13:53:51-04

On Friday, June 12, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions.

Among the appointments are several from the Acadiana area.

To see the full list of appointments from the governor's office, click here.

Life Safety and Property Protection Education Board
The Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Advisory Board serves to create initial and continuing education requirements for individuals licensed to perform Life Safety and Property Protection contracting.

  • David W. Allen of Broussard has been appointed to the Life Safety and Property Protection Education Board. Allen is a commercial fire supervisor at Acadiana Security Plus, and will serve as a representative of technical endorsement-security.
  • Blaine M. Champagne of Maurice has been appointed to the Life Safety and Property Protection Education Board. Champagne is the senior integration technician at Sound and Communication Systems and will serve as a representative of technical endorsement-locksmith.

Fireman’s Supplemental Pay Board
The Fireman’s Supplemental Pay Board is responsible for determining the eligibility of firemen to receive supplemental pay.

  • Dwayne Thevis of Eunice has been appointed to the Fireman’s Supplemental Pay Board. Thevis is the president of the Louisiana State Firemen’s Association and will represent them on the board.

State Mineral and Energy Board
The State Mineral and Energy Board is responsible for leasing state lands for mineral exploration and development. The board reviews existing mineral leases for proper maintenance, development, and operations; reviews payments pursuant to state leases; and documents agreements affecting state leases, including unitization, compromise, consent letters, and assignments.

  • Rochelle A. Michaud-Dugas of Lafayette has been appointed to the State Mineral and Energy Board. Michaud-Dugas works in government relations and will serve as a public member-at-large.
  • W. P. Segura Jr. of Lafayette has been appointed to the State Mineral and Energy Board. Segura is the president of Segura Development and will serve as a public member-at-large.

Governor’s Advisory Council on Rural Revitalization
The Governor’s Advisory Council on Rural Revitalization will attempt to address population and job loss, and declining infrastructure, education and health care systems in rural parts of the state.

  • Purvis J. Morrison of Scott has been appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Rural Revitalization. Morrison is the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Opelousas and will serve the board with his experience in the rural areas.

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