St. Bernard Port Board Member Receives Presidential Plaque And Gavel

The St. Bernard Port, Harbor &Terminal District’s Board of Commissioners recently presented its outgoing president, Harold Anderson, third from left, with a Presidential Plaque and Gavel for his dedicated service. With Anderson are, from left: Drew Heaphy, St. Bernard Port’s Executive Director; the Rev. Henry Ballard, Board of Commissioners Vice President; and Larry M. Aisola Jr. and Rachel L. Nunez, members of the Board of Commissioners. Photo provided by St. Bernard Port, Harbor & Terminal District.

Each January, the St. Bernard Port, Harbor & Terminal District’s Board of Commissioners presents its outgoing president with a Presidential Plaque and Gavel to show appreciation for their dedication and services rendered to the Board during the previous year. 

The Board of Commissioners bestowed this token of appreciation upon Mr. Harold Anderson at its January meeting. 

Installed as president in January, 2018, Anderson has served on the Board for the past 16 years, holding various positions, including president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. 

A native of St. Bernard Parish, Anderson has worked as an independent professional landman in the oil and gas industry for more than 45 years. Serving on the Port’s Board of Commissioners is his way of giving back to his community, he said.

“To be president of any association is an accomplishment, but I’m especially proud to be president of the Port’s Board of Commissioners,” Anderson said. “I’m dedicated to anything that benefits St. Bernard Parish.”

Members of the Board of Commissioners are unpaid volunteers who meet on a regular basis to vote on Port contracts, agreements and policies.  

Drew Heaphy, the Port’s executive director, said Board members play a vital role in the Port’s operations – which include multiple maritime facilities including Arabi, Chalmette and Violet Terminals/Industrial Parks, as well as Chalmette and Meraux Mid-Stream Mooring Facilities.  

“Mr. Anderson has spent well over a decade serving on the Board of Commissioners, overseeing and implementing many advancements and improvements to the Port,” Heaphy said. “His services are greatly appreciated.”