December Meeting Minutes 2021

Houma Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Regular Schedule Meeting Minutes
December 16, 2021

I. Board and Staff Member Attendance
Andree’ B. Casey – Chair
Julie Falgout – Vice Chair
Randy Roth
Judy Smart
Katherine Theriot
Mary Lynn Bisland
Margie Scoby

Sondra Corbitt
Lindsey Fruge

Board Absent:
Joshua Ellender
Cheri Blanchard


II. Meeting call to order:  A. Casey called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
III. Roll Call:  Quorum was present.
IV. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance:  M. Bisland led the board in the Invocation.  A. Casey led the board in the Pledge of Allegiance.
V. Public to be heard:  No one was present.
VI. Approval of Minutes:  M. Bisland moved to approve November’s minutes.  Seconded by J. Smart.  Motion passed.
VII. Approval of Financials: M. Bisland moved to approve October’s Financials. Seconded by K. Theriot. S. Corbitt provided an overview of October’s Financials. Motion passed.
VIII. HACVB’s Bylaws-Term of Office Policy: J. Smart moved to approve proposed changes to the HACVB’s Term of Bylaws Office Policy. Seconded by M. Bisland. Motion passed. S. Corbitt will provide the parish with the updated bylaw policy.
IX. HACVB’s Employee Handbook Approval: J. Falgout moved to approve the HACVB’s Employee Handbook. Seconded by K. Theriot. S. Corbitt provided an overview. Discussion followed: state ethics, covid guideline, disaster policy, employee pay, and EEOC employee policy. Motion, tabled until next meeting.
I. 2022 Executive Committee Approval: A. Casey presented the slate of officers for the 2022 Executive Committee. M. Bisland moved to approve the 2022 Executive Committee nominations as presented. Seconded by K. Theriot. Motion passed.
II. Sponsorship Application-Rotary Cookoff: K. Theriot moved to approve sponsorship application for $1500.00. Seconded by J. Falgout. M. Bisland abstained. Motion passed.
X. Executive Director’s Report: S. Corbitt provided the monthly report. Discussion followed: Toy Drive Event, Tourism Revival Grant, WWLTV Broadcast, Civic Pride Workshop/Stakeholder Group Meetings, Board of Directors update.
XI. Executive Director’s Evaluation: M. Bisland moved to enter into executive session at 9:25 a.m. Seconded by J. Smart. Motion passed. For purpose to discuss Executive Director evaluation and wage review. M. Bisland moved to exit the executive session and return to the regular session at 9:40 a.m. Seconded by R. Roth. Motion passed. M. Bisland moved to increase the Executive Director’s base salary as presented by the formula approved during executive session. Seconded by J. Falgout. Motion passed.
XII. J. Smart moved to adjourn. Seconded by J. Falgout. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 9:43 a.m.£