Gov. Edwards announces reappointment of Port Allen man to Greater BR Port Commission

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks during a news conference regarding the Easter tornado and the coronavirus pandemic at the Public Safety Center in Monroe, La. on Monday, April 13, 2020. (Nicolas Galindo/The News-Star via AP)

PORT ALLEN, La. (The West Side Journal) – Tuesday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions, including the reappointment of a Port Allen resident to the Greater Baton Rouge Port Commission. 

The Greater Baton Rouge Port Commission has the power and authority to regulate the commerce and traffic within certain boundaries of the State of Louisiana and administer public wharves, docks, sheds, and landings and other structures useful for the commerce of the port area.

Travis M. Medine of Port Allen has been reappointed to the Greater Baton Rouge Port Commission. Medine is the managing partner of Medine Farms. Medine will represent the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation and will represent the West Bank.

Robert M. “Bob” Kelly of Zachary has been reappointed to the Greater Baton Rouge Port Commission. Kelly is a maintenance mechanic at ExxonMobil Chemical Company. Kelly will represent the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation and the East Bank.

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The West Side Journal, located in Port Allen, Louisiana serves as the official journal of West Baton Rouge Parish. The newspaper’s roots run deep in the West Baton Rouge community, as the earliest dates of publication reach back to the mid-1800s.

The current editor is Breanna Smith, an alumna of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication and native of Baton Rouge. Contributing writers to the Journal are members of the West Side community.

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