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 Walter J. Leger, Jr., Vice-Chairman James J. Carter, Jr. Secretary-Treasurer Sharonda R. Williams, Commissioner Jeanne E. Ferrer, Commissioner Darryl D. Berger, Commissioner Todd Murphy and Commissioner Joseph F. Toomy.

Upcoming 2024 Regular NOPB Commission Meetings (all meetings will take place at 1:30pm)

  • June 27
  • July 25
  • August 22
  • September 26
  • October 24
  • November 21
  • December 19