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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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Port Commission honors late commissioner

Port Commission honors late commissioner

The Greater Lafourche Port Commission adopted a resolution Wednesday honoring a former commissioner who was killed in a traffic accident last month.

The resolution recognized the work done by the late Perry Gisclair in his role as a commissioner while serving the community.

His family was given a framed copy of the resolution set alongside photos of the late commissioner.

Board President Chuckie Cheramie said Gisclair had done a great job on the board and thanked his brother for stepping into the role in the interim.

“Mr. Terry will be missed,” he said.

Fellow Commissioner Mike Callais noted that he has big shoes to fill as he steps into the role of secretary.

“I will try to do as he would have done,” said Callais.

Gisclair’s family declined to comment.

The late commissioner was killed on Sept. 12 when a tractor he was riding on La. 2335 in Galliano was struck by another vehicle.

The official swearing-in ceremony for Rodney Gisclair, Perry’s brother, was also conducted. He will stay in the seat until an election is held in the spring to choose the next commissioner.

The commission also received updates on funding for its project to improve the connector road between the South Lafourche Airport, La. 308 and La. 1.