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.

Grand Isle Port Commission aerial photo

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:

Weldon Danos

Board of Commissioners:

President – Open

Perry Chighizola – Vice President 

John Cheramie – Secretary / Treasury

Terrill Pizani – Commissioner

Ernest Ballard Jr. – Commissioner

Kerry Besson – Commissioner