Former public works manager appointed to multi-parish flood mitigation effort

Published 5:09 am Wednesday, January 11, 2023

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GRAMERCY — Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to the following Louisiana boards and commissions this week. Mr. Lionel L. Bailey Sr. of Gramercy was appointed to the Amite River Basin Drainage and Water Conservation District.

Bailey was previously the public works manager for St. John the Baptist Parish. He currently owns his own environmental consulting business.  He will serve as an engineer.

The Amite River Basin Drainage and Water Conservation District serves as a multi-parish authority to mitigate flood damage in the Amite River Basin. The Commission works to accomplish flood control measures by facilitating cooperation between federal, state and local governing bodies to foster floodplain management, maintaining and operating structures built under the auspices of the Commission, and coordinating river management within the Basin.