The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Commission for the Port of New Orleans is comprised of six Commissioners. Since the alignment of the Port of New Orleans and the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad in February 2018, and in accordance with La R.S. 33:4530 et seq., Port Commissioners also serve on the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Commission. The Governor of Louisiana appoints Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans’ members from a list of three nominations submitted by local civic, labor, education and maritime groups. They are unsalaried and serve five-year staggered terms.

Current members include: Chairman Charles H. Ponstein, Vice- Chairman Joseph F. Toomy, Secretary-Treasurer Walter J. Leger, Jr., Commissioner William H. Langenstein III, Commissioner James J. Carter, Jr. and Commissioner Sharonda R. Williams.

Upcoming 2022 Regular NOPB Commission Meetings (all meetings will take place at 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted)

  • December 15

For information on past board meetings click here.