Blake Fogleman named St. John Utilities Director

Published 9:04 am Wednesday, June 24, 2015

LAPLACE — Blake Fogleman was confirmed as Utilities Director by the St. John the Baptist Parish Council Tuesday evening after being recommended previously by Parish President Natalie Robottom.

Following a subsequent recommendation and a letter of recommendation from DHH, Fogleman was confirmed for the position.

Parish officials said Fogleman is a professional engineer with experience in public and private sectors and is involved in all phases of various utility projects of local governments. He has experience with potable water treatment and supply projects, sewer collection and treatment projects, and wetland impact and drainage studies.

Fogleman has worked closely with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality on project funding and approval and regulatory matters.

“Based on discussions and previous experience with Mr. Fogleman, along with his apparent knowledge, skills and expertise in the areas of drinking water and wastewater, it is my strong belief that Mr. Fogleman would serve St. John the Baptist Parish as Utility Director very well and my office would look forward to working with Mr. Fogleman in this capacity,” said Jake Causey, chief engineer and safe drinking water administrator for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.

Fogleman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Louisiana State University.