THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2022, 9 AM


The meeting was called to order at 9:02 am by Board Chairman, Mr. Mark Myers.

Mr. Myers gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Ms. Lowrey led roll call. Present: Stephanie Berault, Kurt Bozant, Martin Bruno, Kevin Davis, Mark Myers, Donna O’Daniels, Thomas Shinn, Darrell Smith, Don Thanars, Betty Thomas, Athena Tzuanos and Kathleen Wilkin. Absent: Gregory Parke. There was a quorum. Also present: Kathy Lowrey, Shari Appel, Kelly Baudoin, and Valerie Waeltz.

The guests then introduced themselves. The guests included Roberta Jackson, Katie Glasgow, Erica Glory, and Sarah Hill. All were in attendance representing the St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission. There was no public comment.

To begin, Mr. Myers asked for a motion to read and approve the agenda for the current meeting. Mr. Smith moved to approve, Mr. Thanars seconded, and it was unanimously approved. The meeting then moved to the review and approval of the minutes from June 2, 2022. Mr. Bruno moved to accept the minutes, Ms. O’Daniels seconded. Mr. Thanars requested an amendment to the previous minutes to correct the misspelling of his last name. The amended motion was unanimously agreed upon.

Mr. Shinn then gave the Treasurer’s report. He provided a brief review of the current assets as well as a review of the Profit and Loss report. Mr. Shinn brought to the Board’s attention that the contingency budget line will be affected due to an unforeseen cost in replacing the parking lot light poles. Mr. Bozant moved to accept the Treasurer’s report, Ms. Tzuanos seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

The meeting moved to Old Business. Ms. Lowrey updated the Board that she had received the front-end documents from the Harbor Center attorney regarding the meeting room expansion and that they had been forwarded on to Blitch Knevel Architects. She explained that Mr. Blitch was preparing an updated cost estimate and would send it over once the accuracy was confirmed. Mr. Thanars asked for a brief background on the expansion. Ms. Lowrey and Mr. Myers provided him with a history.

The meeting then moved to New Business. Ms. Lowrey shared that she had been informed that both the financial and the policies and procedures audits were clean and had been submitted to the State Legislative Auditor for acceptance. The Board reviewed the Compliance Questionnaire for any corrections needed in the member’s personal information and the necessary corrections were recorded. Mr. Smith moved to accept the questionnaire, Ms. Berault seconded, and the vote unanimously passed.

Mr. Myers then requested the meeting enter Executive Session. Ms. Wilkin motioned to enter, Mr. Bozant seconded, and the vote unanimously passed. The staff and guests left the room and the meeting moved into Executive Session.

Mr. Bozant motioned to re-enter normal session. Mr. Smith seconded the motion and the vote unanimously approved. The staff and guests then resumed their places in the meeting.

Ms. Lowrey then provided the General Manager’s report. She updated the Board on the status of the light poles being replaced in the parking lot. She also shared that the building had a very heavy event schedule in the spring and that it will last through most of the summer.

Ms. Waeltz presented the sales report.

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 9:48 am. Mr. Smith motioned to adjourn, and Mr. Davis seconded. It was unanimously agreed upon. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday,

August 4, 2022, at 9 am.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kelly Baudoin