Red River Waterway Commission Board of Commissioners

Name Red River Waterway Commission Board of Commissioners
Contact Person Mr. Colin S. Brown - Executive Director
Mailing Address Post Office Box 776
Natchitoches, LA 71458-0776
Phone Number 318-352-7446
Fax Number 318-352-8156
Board Email colinbrown@redriverwaterway.com
Website www.redriverwaterway.com
Legal Authority LARS 34:2301-2317
Year Created 1965
Organizational Placement N/A
Purpose/Function Local sponsor for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project; J. Bennett Johnston Waterway
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 11
Number Currently Serving: 11
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 11
Estimated number in current year: 12
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: $150      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: 19
Part-time: 2
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)    State Agency:
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 This entity has a December 31 year end. We will update when the amounts are final.


Commissioner Rogers M. "Mickey" Prestridge passed away February 05, 2018. The Governor appointed Ronald F. Lattier to the Caddo Parish seat November 03, 2017

Commissioner James "Doug" Brown resigned from his position as an At Large member of the Commission on August 23, 2017. The Governor then appointed Roy A. Burrell to the position on September 29, 2017

Commissioner W. Alvin Owens resigned from his position on the Commission September 20, 2017. The Governor then appointed Michael P. Deville to the position on July 20, 2018

Red River Waterway Commission employee, Vernon Roberson, retired from the Waterway on August 02, 2018

Red River Waterway Commission employee, Larry Baum, retired from the Waterway on September 10, 2020

Commissioner Roy Burrell was replaced by the Governor's appointment of Versa Clark on June 30, 2020

Commissioner Larry Sayes was replaced by the Governor's appointment of Jacques Goudeau on June 30, 2020

Red River Waterway Commission employee, Greg Robertson, retired from the Waterway on January 10, 2021

Red River Waterway Commission employee, Mike Boydstun, retired from the Waterway on October 31, 2021

Red River Waterway Commission employee, Ryan Ingles, retired from the Waterway on May 20, 2022

Red River Waterway Commission employee, Eric Gilmore, retired from the Waterway on August 26, 2022
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