Creole Nature Trail Scenic Byway District Board of Commissioners

Name Creole Nature Trail Scenic Byway District Board of Commissioners
Contact Person Heather Savoie - Vice Chairman
Mailing Address 1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone Number 337-436-9588
Fax Number 337-494-7952
Board Email hsavoie@visitlakecharles.org
Website www.creolenaturetrail.org
Legal Authority R.S. 48:1815
Year Created 1995
Organizational Placement SWLA Convention & Visitors Bur
Purpose/Function The board is responsible for developing and implementing a plan for the preservation, beautification, and promotion of the scenic drive kown as the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 9
Number Currently Serving: 9
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 3
Estimated number in current year: 4
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency:
Other (explain)  Grant  State Agency: LA Office Of Tourism
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes The Creole Nature Trial District Byway's is on a calendar year ending December 31st. Due to this, approved financial information is not confirmed until the 1st quarter of the next year.

June 25, 2013 Board Meeting Resignation of Board Member, Michael K. Dees and seating of new Board Member Annette Richey appointed by the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Todd Landry replaced Steven Jiles as the Department of Transportation & Development representative June 2014.

Don Duberville replaced Todd Landry as the Department of Transportation & Development representative June 2017.

Ben Welch resigned as of June 2017 and the board is in the process of seeking new appointment with the Cameron Parish Police Jury.

Ben Welch was replaced by Wendy Harrington December 1, 2017 by Cameron Parish Police Jury.

Samuel Wilkinson replaced Monte Hurley's unexpired term on May 1, 2019 by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury.

Paula Chesson replaced Sammie Faulk's unexpired term on February 1, 2019 by the Cameron Parish Tourist Commission.
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