Northshore Harbor Center Board

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m.

100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, LA

The meeting was called to order at 9:03 a.m. by Chairman, Mark Myers. Mr. Myers gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Present: Carol Beech, Stephanie Berault Martin Bruno, Irma Cry, Martin Jackson, Mark Myers, Thomas Shinn, Darrell Smith and Kathleen Wilkin.  Absent:  Kurt Bozant, Carrie Calvin, Kevin Davis, Donna O’Daniels, and Martin Patel.  Also present:  Kathy Lowrey, Valerie Waeltz, Jessica Summers, and Carolyn LeGrande.

Introduction of summer intern Carolyn LeGrande was made to the Board along with re-introduction of Office Manager Jessica Summers.

The Board moved to the reading and approval of the June meeting minutes.  On page 1, a typo was noted to correct the spelling of Thomas Shin to Thomas Shinn.  A motion to approve with correction was made by Martin Bruno, with a second by Carol Beech.  The minutes were unanimously approved.

Martin Bruno gave the Treasurer’s report.  He noted that the budget is in order and budget actuals look good.  A motion to approve the budget report was made by Martin Jackson and seconded by Thomas Shinn. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting then moved on to Old Business.  Martin Bruno updated the Board on topics discussed during the first meeting of the Master Planning Committee held on July 10, 2018. The main focus being utilization of outdoor space for public and community benefit.  A marketing update was given to the board by Ms. Kathy Lowrey.  Ms. Lowrey presented two proposals for Strategic Branding Positioning Campaigns prepared by TCI and Graham Group. A third proposal requested from Peter Mayer had not been received. The Board discussed the proposals received. TCI being the lowest, Mr.  Myers asked for consideration and the authority to accept the TCI proposal should it remain the lowest after receipt and review of the third proposal.  A motion was made by Irma Cry and seconded by Carol Beech.  A request to amend the motion to reflect proposal on next meeting’s budget was made by Martin Bruno.  Carol Beech seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

Ms. Lowrey presented to the Board the Procedure for Intergovernmental Agreements and proposed that the document be adapted for use by the Harbor Center.  She requested Board authorization to enter into a intergovernmental agreement with the LA Workforce Commission for an upcoming job fair for the benefit of the community.  A motion was made by Stephanie Berault and seconded by Irma Cry and the motion carried unanimously.

The Board had no New Business to consider.  Ms. Lowrey continued with the GM report and reminded the Board of the upcoming events.

Ms. Valerie Waeltz presented the Sales report.

The next meeting will be August 2, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Darrell Smith motioned to adjourn.  Mrs. Berault seconded.  The meeting adjourned at 10:57 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jessica Summers