July Meeting Minutes 2021

Houma Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Regular Schedule Meeting Minutes
July 22, 2021

I. Board and Staff Member Attendance
Andree’ B. Casey – Chair
Julie Falgout – Vice Chair
Cheri Blanchard – Secretary/Treasurer
Joshua Ellender
Judy Smart
Katherine Theriot
Mary Lynn Bisland
Randy Roth

Sondra Corbitt

Board Absent:
Margie Scoby

II. Meeting call to order:  A. Casey called the meeting to order at 8:32 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 move to approve June’s minutes with corrections.  Seconded by:  J. Smart.  Motion passed.
VII. Approval of Financials:  J. Ellender move to approve May’s financial reports.  Seconded by:  C. Blanchard.  Motion passed.  S. Corbitt provided an overview of the financial reports.
VIII. Product Development Application:  Marguerite Moffett Audubon Sanctuary Boardwalk, Paddling Trail, and Eagle Nest Platform.  S. Corbitt provided an overview of the application.  Board discussion included:  handicap accessibility, forging a partnership with the parish for upkeep/maintenance, litter, wharf specs, kayak padding trail, other available funding avenues, and budget.   M. Bisland move to approve the application in the amount of $ 18,000.00 with requirements to engage in a partnership with parish for upkeep/maintenance and must meet ADA compliance regulations.  Seconded by:  J. Ellender.  Motion passed.
IX. Executive Director’s Report:  S. Corbitt provided the monthly report.  Discussion followed on:  Occupancy update, State Visitor’s Enterprise Funding, LGBTQ family picnic, Saturday workdays, Dog Park RFQ, Crawfish Trail update, Human Resources training, levee tours, and COVID.
X. J. Smart move to adjourn.   Seconded by:  K. Theriot.  Motion passed.  Meeting ended at 9:07 a.m.