Governor's Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation

Name Governor's Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation
Contact Person Charles Sutcliffe - Executive Assistant and CPRA Chairman, Office of the Governor- Coastal Activities
Mailing Address 1051 North Third Street, Suite 138
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number 225-342-4625
Fax Number 225-342-5214
Board Email Charles.sutcliffe@la.gov
Website coastal.la.gov
Legal Authority R.S. 49:214.4.1
Year Created 2009
Organizational Placement Office of the Governor
Purpose/Function The mission of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation is to assist the State of Louisiana in the development and implementation of a holistic engineering plan to achieve a sustainable coastal ecosystem, encompassing the entirety of Louisiana’s fragile coast from the , all predicated upon integrating un-compromised engineering, scientific and ecological principles.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 36
Number Currently Serving: 35
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 5
Estimated number in current year: 5
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)    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 Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation

The mission of the Coastal Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration, and Conservation includes but is not limited to assisting the State of Louisiana in the development and implementation of a holistic plan to achieve a sustainable coastal ecosystem, encompassing the entirety of Louisiana’s fragile coast from the Pearl River to the Sabine River, all predicated upon uncompromising engineering, scientific and ecological principles.

It does this by advising the Governor and the Executive Assistant on integrated coastal activities relative to the overall status and direction of the state’s coastal protection program. It reviews programs, conditions, trends, and scientific and engineering findings which affect integrated coastal protection, in order to make recommendations for improvements to the state’s integrated coastal protection, efforts.

The Commission develops advice with respect to the identification and resolution of conflicts among agencies and stakeholders related to integrated coastal protection efforts and to assist in the identification of any other activity which might conflict with the integrated coastal protection, efforts. The Executive Assistant’s staff, the Office of the Governor – Coastal Activities, provides staffing services for the Commission.
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