Protecting Our People, Our Property
and Our Way of Life
February 20,  2017
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Upcoming NLLD Meetings
 
TOMORROW
Tuesday, 
February 21, 2017
 

NLLD Office
3862 Highway 1  Raceland

5:00 pm
Finance & Priority Committee Meeting


 
5:15 pm or immediately following F & P Committee
Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners



   
2017 NLLD
Board of Commissioners 


Cory Kief,
President

Timothy Allen,
Vice President

Kenney Matherne,
Secretary/Treasurer

Louis Andolsek, Jr. 

Rodney Foret

Darcy Kiffe

Adley Peltier

Elmo Pitre, III

Robert Pitre

Shawn Preston, Sr. 

Joni Tuck

 

 

Dwayne Bourgeois,
Executive Director

Madonna Viguerie,
Administrative Assistant

Thank you for your leadership and service!
About the NLLD  
The North Lafourche Conservation, Levee, and Drainage District (known as NLLD) was formed in 1992 to provide drainage and flood protection services for the northern portion of Lafourche Parish, including the entire parish north of the Intracoastal Canal. 

The District includes over 250 miles of levees and drainage canals, and over 40 pump stations.

The NLLD office is located at 3862 Highway 1
Raceland, LA  70394

Phone:  985-537-2244
NLLD Pushes for Flood Insurance Reform on Capitol Hill
New Louisiana Flood Risk Coalition Focuses on Risk Reduction and  Flood Insurance Costs


NLLD Board President Cory Kief, Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois, and State Rep. Jerome Zeringue met with key federal policy makers in Washington, D.C. last week to push for reform of the National Flood Insurance Program.

The NLLD representatives are part of the new Louisiana Flood Risk Coalition, an organization of state levee districts working to ensure that our nation's flood insurance program is both sustainable and financially responsible. 

The group met with staff of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committee as well as staff of ranking members of the House Financial Services committee, all of whom will play an important role in re-authorization of the NFIP later this year.  

Through the Coalition, our NLLD representatives are advocating for changes that would "grandfather" business and homes that complied with previously set flood insurance rules, credit communities for levees and zoning ordinances that reduce flood risk, modify the method of calculating risks to reduce the cost of insurance, and address the solvency of the NFIP in a more equitable manner.



February 22 "Bayou Briefing" to Feature Discussion on Flood Insurance Reform

NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois and State Rep. Jerome Zeringue will be the guest speakers for the February 22 "Bayou Briefing" hosted by the Lafourche Chamber of Commerce.  

They will discuss re-authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program and the new Louisiana Flood Risk Coalition.

BAYOU BRIEFING
Wednesday, Feb. 22
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Career Magnet Center in Lockport
$20/members; $25/guests
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!

Your Comments Are Needed on 
LA's Coastal Master Plan
Written Comments May Be Submitted to CPRA 
Through March 26



The DRAFT 2017 Louisiana Coastal Master Plan and DRAFT FY 2018 Annual Plan, which provide a blueprint for advancing coastal restoration and protection projects in the state, are now available for public review and comment at  http://coastal.la.gov/2017-coastal-master-plan/ and  http://coastal.la.gov/a-common-vision/annualplan/.

Both plans contain several levee and coastal restoration projects specifically benefitting Lafourche Parish and our neighboring coastal parishes.  

The LA Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority will accept written comments on the plans through March 26, 2017.
Here's how:


 

  • Email your comments to chuck.perrodin@la.gov
  • Use CPRA's new Citizen Reach  platform to submit comments through their website
  • Mail written comments to: Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority, c/o Chuck Perrodin, P.O. Box 44027, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4027; letters must be mailed to arrive no later than March 26, 2017
  • Public comments will be accepted until March 26, 2017.


 


  

 
NLLD works daily to protect our people, our property and our way of life in Lafourche Parish!
 
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