Commission Members

The Regional Planning Commission is governed by a board comprised of local elected officials, citizen members from the parishes of Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard and St. Tammany, as well as the Louisiana Secretary of Transportation. This group meets on a monthly basis to discuss issues that are regional in nature and approve the expenditure and programming of funds for our region’s transportation needs. Guiding the decisions of the RPC’s Board is the transportation policy committee. While the transportation policy committee does not have voting power, they provide significant input to the decision-making process.

The Regional Planning Commission board The RPC’s officers rotate quarterly, with representation from all five parishes. Current membership of the Regional Planning Commission’s Board includes:


Patricia Brister, Parish President, St. Tammany Parish

1st Vice Chairman

Michael Yenni, Parish President, Jefferson Parish

2nd Vice Chairman

Robby Miller, Parish President, Tangipahoa Parish

3rd Vice Chairman

Guy McInnis, Parish President, St. Bernard Parish


Mitchell J. Landrieu, Mayor, City of New Orleans


Ed Theriot, Parish President, Plaquemines Parish

Jefferson Parish

Cynthia Lee-Sheng

Councilmember at Large

John Shaddinger, Jr.

Mayor, City of Westwego

Lee Giorgio

Citizen Member

John F. Stumpf, Jr.

Citizen Member

Orleans Parish

Jason Williams

Councilmember at Large

Stacy Head

Councilmember at Large

Jeffrey Schwartz

Citizen Member

Ronald Carrere, Jr.

Citizen Member

Plaquemines Parish

Benedict Rousselle

Parish Council Chairman

Kirk Lepine

Parish Councilmember/

Scott Morse

Citizen Member

Mandrel Pansy

Citizen Member

St. Bernard Parish

Gillis McCloskey

Parish Councilmember

Howard Luna

Parish Councilmember

Charles Ponstein

Citizen Member

Susan Kleese

Citizen Member

St. Tammany Parish

Steve Stefancik

Parish Councilmember

Mike Lorino

Parish Councilmember

Richard Kelley

Citizen Member

Bill Newton

Citizen Member

Tangipahoa Parish

Pete Panepinto

Mayor, City of Hammond

David Vial

Council Chairman

Mitch Williams

Citizen Member

Dr. Bonnie Lewis

Citizen Member

State of Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and Other Members

Shawn Wilson



Iftikhar Ahmad

Director, Louis Armstrong N. O. Intl. Airport

Shelby Lasalle

Greater N. O. Expwy. Comm.

Jeff Davis

Gen. Manager, NO Public Belt RR

Sharon W. Leader

Director, Transit Administration, Jefferson Parish

Brandy Christian

Chief Operating Officer, Port of New Orleans 

Natalie Robottom

Parish President,  St. John the Baptist

Mike Cooper

City of Covington

Cathy F. Gautreaux

Ex. Dir. Louisiana Motor Transport Assoc.

Larry Cochran

Parish President, St. Charles Parish

Freddy Drennan

Mayor, City of Slidell/

Salvador Longaria

Chairman, Regional Transit Authority

Donald Villere

Mayor, City of Mandeville

Bob Zabbia

Mayor, City of Ponchatoula


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