Northshore Harbor Center Board

Thursday August 2, 2018 9:00 a.m.

100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, LA

The meeting was called to order at 9:01 a.m. by Board member Darrell Smith.  Present: Carol Beech, Martin Bruno, Jr., Irma Cry, Kevin Davis, Carrie Calvin, Martin Jackson, Thomas Shinn, Stephanie Berault and Kurt Bozant.  Absent: Martin Patel, Mark Myers, Donna O’Daniels and Kathleen Wilkin.   Also present:  Kathy Lowrey, Valerie Waeltz and Jessica Summers.

Mr. Darrell Smith gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The board reviewed minutes from the July meeting. Mr. Martin Bruno motioned to accept the minutes as written, Mr. Kevin Davis seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

The meeting then moved on to Old Business. Ms. Kathy Lowrey reviewed with the Board topics discussed at the Master Planning Committee meeting. She advised the Board they will next meet on Wednesday, August 23, 2018 at 3:30pm.

The Board was given a marketing update by Ms. Lowrey on continued work with TCI on rebranding. A motion to amend the budget to reflect cost associated with rebranding was made by Martin Bruno and seconded by Irma Cry. The motion carried unanimously.

 The Board then moved to discussion of the Hotel Occupancy Fee. Ms. Lowrey advised that she and Chairman Mark Myers are finalizing dates for meetings with state and local officials to share information on the upcoming increased Hotel Occupancy Fee.

Ms. Lowrey presented the General Manager’s report with an update on Family Fun Day hosted by The Friends of The Harbor Center. More than 1,500 attended. Ms. Lowrey reminded the Board of the upcoming Food Truck Festival on December 1, 2018.

Ms. Valerie Waeltz presented the Sales report.

The next meeting will be September 6th at 9:00 a.m.

Ms. Cry motioned to adjourn.  Mr. Bozant seconded.  The meeting adjourned at 9:37 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jessica Summers