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. Secretary-Treasurer Jack C. Jensen, Jr. and Commissioner Joseph F. Toomy represent Jefferson Parish. Chairman William H. Langenstein, III, Commissioner Walter J. Leger, Jr. and Commissioner Darryl D. Berger represent Orleans Parish. Vice-Chairman Charles H. Ponstein represents St. Bernard Parish.

In response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, Board meetings will convene virtually on Thursday, April 22, 2021 using Zoom. The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans will convene at

1:30 p.m., followed immediately by the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Commission for the Port of New Orleans.

The link to access the Zoom livestream of the meetings is provided below, and will be posted to PortNOLA and RailNOLA. Public comments will be accepted during each respective meeting.

PONO & NOPB Regular Board Meetings - April

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US: +13126266799,,96170374400# or +16465588656,,96170374400#

Meeting URL:

Meeting ID:

961 7037 4400


833 548 0282 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free) or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free)

April Meeting Agenda

Upcoming 2021 Regular Port NOLA Board Meetings

  • April 22
  • May 20
  • June 24
  • July 22
  • August 26
  • September 23
  • October 21
  • November 18
  • December 16

For information on past board meetings click here.