Businessman elected VP of BR port panel

Ascension Parish businessman Blaine Sheets has been elected vice president of the Port of Greater Baton Rouge Board of Commissioners.

Sheets was elected to serve the 2013 term, a news release from the Port of Greater Baton Rouge states.

Sheets is president of Specialized Industrial Maintenance in Gonzales and is a former member of the Board of Commissioners for the Pontchartrain Levee District.

He was appointed to the commission by Gov. Bobby Jindal in 2008 and represents Ascension Parish as a port commissioner.

The port’s governing body is a 15-member commission appointed by the governor to establish policy and provide oversight into the port’s development. Port commissioners are selected from the four parishes served by the port: Ascension, Iberville and East and West Baton Rouge.

The commission oversees 85 miles of the Mississippi River.

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