Boards and Commissions
The Department of Boards and Commissions processes and retains records of all appointments made by Governor Blanco.
Leonard Kleinpeter, Special Assistant to the Governor
Julie Vinson, Director of Boards and Commission
Michael Rogers, Administrative Assistant
Department Mailing Address:
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9004
Department Physical Address:
Office of the Governor
900 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Questions and Answers About Appointments to Boards and Commissions
1. How do I apply for a position on a board or commission?
The process starts with you. Send a formal letter to the Office of the Governor expressing your desire to serve. Your letter should include your name, address, telephone number(s) and e-mail address. You should specify what board or commission you are interested in and explain why you are qualified or experienced in the area of the board's activity. A personal or professional resume, while not required, is extremely helpful to the staff.
2. What happens after I submit a letter to the Governors office?
If you meet the necessary qualifications for the board, you will be sent forms that must be completely filled out and returned to our office in order for the process to proceed.
When it is time for the Governor to make an appointment to that particular board, an analysis is prepared that shows the geographic, ethnic, and gender composition of the applicants and the current board members. This analysis also includes the statutory restrictions and information on professional or personal experience either necessary or preferable to the board's function. The analysis is reviewed and applicants screened. The Governor then makes her selections. All successful candidates are informed by letter of the Governor's selection.
3. How do I know if I am eligible to be appointed?
Most of the seats on the boards and commissions are restricted by statutes.
You can research boards and commissions and the laws that govern them on the internet at www.legis.state.la.us. You may apply for any boards or commissions that interest you. Please specify your first and second choices.
4. What is "Senate Confirmation?"
Most boards and commissions require that the appointment of a person made by the Governor be submitted to the Senate for ratification of the appointment by a majority vote of the Senate.
5. Do I need to be a registered voter?
YES! All appointees MUST be registered voters prior to the last general election.