Board Application

Application Process

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Commissioners for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East Bank (SLFPA-E), applications are being accepted until Sept. 1, 2023 for the positions below. Please review the positions and the board requirements to ensure eligibility. Applications (found at the bottom of this page) and/or questions can be submitted to Kelli Chandler, at [email protected].


  1. non-resident  who resides outside of Jefferson, Orleans, or St. Bernard parishes to complete a term from July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2028.
  2. resident of Jefferson Parish on the east bank of the Mississippi River to complete a term from July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2028.

Board Requirements:

  1. Three members shall reside in Orleans Parish on the east side of the Mississippi River within the jurisdiction of SLFPA-E. Two members shall reside in Jefferson Parish on the east side of the Mississippi River. One member shall reside in St. Bernard Parish. Three members shall reside outside of Jefferson, Orleans, or St. Bernard parishes.
  2. Five members shall be either an engineer or a professional in a related field such as geotechnical, hydrological, or environmental science. At least one of the five members shall be a civil engineer.
  3. Two members shall be professionals in disciplines other than engineering, geotechnical, hydrological, or environmental science with at least 10 years of professional experience in that discipline. 
  4. Two members shall be at large and can serve with or without technical or professional qualifications.
  5. A nominating committee shall submit one nominee for each vacancy in #2 above and two nominees for each vacancy in #3 or #4 above to the Governor.
  6. The Governor shall appoint from the list of nominations.
  7. Senate confirmation is required.
  8. Members serve staggered terms.
  9. Members are prohibited from political activity similar to the Louisiana Board of Ethics.