Located on Louisiana’s only inhabited barrier island, the Grand Isle Port Commission regulates commerce and traffic at Grand Isle’s port. The island is a hub for the petroleum industry, commercial fisheries and tourism, and the Port serves to promote safety and commerce of Grand Isle and the surrounding waters.
Created in 1996, the Port Commission is overseen by an Executive Director and a five-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Governor.
Port Executive Director:
Board of Commissioners:
President – Open
Perry Chighizola – Vice President
John Cheramie – Secretary / Treasury
Terrill Pizani – Commissioner
Ernest Ballard Jr. – Commissioner
Kerry Besson – Commissioner