100 Port Blvd., Suite 10
Chalmette, Louisiana 70043www.stbernardforward.org
St. Bernard Parish
Economic Development Foundation
Board of Directors
Walter J. Leger Jr.President
Hon. David Gorbaty Vice President
|Daniel Bourgeois |
The primary goal of the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation is to support and partner with the St. Bernard Economic Development Commission by fostering projects and activities which will spur economic development in St. Bernard Parish.
The St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation has been recognized by IRS as a 501 ( C ) (3) Non-Profit Organization. The Board of Directors serves as volunteers and all members of Board adhere to the By-laws Conflict of Interest Policy of the organization which requires all members to refrain from entering into transactions or arrangements that might benefit the private interest of a Director of the organization or might result in a possible excess benefit transaction to any Directors.
St. Bernard Parish was devastated in August and September, 2005, by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The Parish was part of a massive geographical area which was declared a federal disaster by the President. Except for a few buildings, the entire Parish was flooded and destroyed.
The St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation has engaged in a number of positive activities since its organization incorporation date of December 2005. These activities include marketing the parish to businesses, providing grants, loans, information and expertise on a number of State and Federal Programs. The Foundation was principally responsible for securing grant funds from the state of Louisiana to design the Website to promote, attract, and expand business and commerce.
All of the activities described above are funded by contributions from business and industry and grants obtained by the organization. The organization does not operate under any other alternate names.