The Board of Directors of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation is comprised of six Directors. With the Port’s acquisition of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad effective February 1, 2018, Port Commissioners also serve as Directors of the New Orleans Public Belt Corporation Board. The Governor of Louisiana appoints Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans members from a list of three nominations submitted by 19 local civic, labor, education and maritime groups. They are unsalaried and serve five-year staggered terms.

Current members include: Chair Tara C. Hernandez, Vice-Chairman Darryl D. Berger, Secretary-Treasurer William H. Langenstein, III, Director Arnold B. Baker, Director Charles H. Ponstein, and Director Joseph F. Toomy. New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation Directors meetings are held at 1350 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130.

Future Board Meetings

March Board Meeting Agenda

In response to the Public Health Emergency declared for COVID-19, and pursuant to Section 4 of the Governor’s Proclamation 30 JBE 2020, the Port’s Board of Commissioners will convene on Thursday, March 26, 2020, using Zoom teleconferencing.

Public comments will be accepted during the meetings through the use of Zoom’s chat feature.

NOPB Board of Directors - March Board Meeting

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Schedule of Meeting

NOPB Board of Directors Monthly Meeting (9:30 am)

2020 Regular Board of Directors Meetings

  • March 26
  • April 23
  • May 21
  • June 25
  • July 23
  • August 20
  • September 24
  • October 22
  • November 19
  • December 17

For information on past board meetings click here.