Thursday, December 1, 2016
St. John the Baptist Parish – St. John Parish Assistant Director of Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Travis Perrilloux was recently appointed to the Louisiana Emergency Response Commission (LERC) by Governor John Bel Edwards.
Perrilloux will serve as an at-large member of the LERC, which coordinates and supervises the state's implementation of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act and helps communities plan for chemical emergencies.
As a member of the LERC, Perrilloux will coordinate the State’s planning and preparedness activities for hazardous materials compliance and assist with creating public awareness of hazardous chemical risks and improve community preparedness.
“I appreciate the opportunity to actively work for the betterment of the community,” Perrilloux stated. Parish President Natalie Robottom added, “Living in an industrial corridor along the Mississippi River requires preparation and education about potential hazards and appropriate responses. Mr. Perrilloux is a St. John native who is committed to keeping our residents informed and safe and he will serve the state well on the commission.”
For more information, please visit http://lerc.dps.louisiana.gov/.