Application Process


If you are interested in serving on the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West Board, applications will be accepted between July 1, 2024 and August 31, 2024. Please review the positions as well as the Board Requirements below to ensure eligibility. Applications (found at the bottom of this page) and/or questions can be submitted to Nick Cali, at


A resident of Jefferson Parish on the west side of the Mississippi River to complete a term from July 1, 2025 to June 30th, 2029.

A non-resident who resides outside of Jefferson or Orleans Parish to complete a term from July 1, 2025 to June 30th, 2029.

Board Requirements

  1. The SLFPA—West Board must consist of no more or no less than two (2) members from each parish (Orleans and Jefferson) who reside on the West Bank within the territorial jurisdiction of the authority.

  2. The board must have two (2) at-large members.

  3. Three (3) members who shall either be an engineer or a professional in a related field, such as geotechnical, hydrological, or environmental science.

  4. Two (2) members who shall be a professional in a discipline other than that occurring in #3 above, with at least 10 years of professional experience in that discipline.

  5. A Nominating Committee shall recommend one name for those members listed in #3 above, and two names for those listed in #2 and #4 above for each board position 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.