Governor Edwards Announces Appointments to Nineteenth Louisiana Levee District

The Nineteenth Louisiana Levee District’s mission is to maintain the levees in Grant Parish.

Fren Allen of Colfax has been appointed to the Nineteenth Louisiana Levee District. Allen is retired.

William B. Dean of Colfax has been reappointed to the Nineteenth Louisiana Levee District. Dean is a project engineer at Pan American Engineers.

Gordon Smith Jr. of Colfax has been reappointed to the Nineteenth Louisiana Levee District. Smith is a farmer.

Appointees are charged with containing and managing the floodwaters along the major waterways of Louisiana. They advocate for their districts and the cause of flood control throughout the state. Each district sends representatives to board meetings in Baton Rouge and to other functions that are relevant to the board’s tasks. Board members serve as the voices of their citizens to the board, ensuring that board decisions keep the citizens wishes in mind.


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