Nungesser speaks at Gulf Coast Restoration SummitJul 8th, 2013 | By Terri Sercovich | Category: news
Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser was the keynote speaker at this year’s Gulf Coast Restoration Summit held at Tulane University last week. He along with several other leaders from the Greater New Orleans Area spoke on the importance of coastal restoration.
“Our efforts to challenge the new flood maps and insurance rate increases brought on by the Biggert Waters Act are important to so many people,” said President Nungesser. “This is a great opportunity to make sure we get all coastal states on board in supporting our efforts hear in Louisiana.”
Nearly 300 business, government and community leaders from throughout the Gulf Coast participated in the Summit which was organized by the United States Leadership Forum, a public service organization founded by Bill Loiry. Loiry, who is recovering from a near-fatal taxi accident and was not able to attend yesterday’s forum, issued the following statement: “I am very grateful to President Nungesser for providing the Summit’s Keynote Address. Through hurricanes, oil spills, and other challenges, Billy has provided outstanding leadership as he works tirelessly to help Louisiana and the Gulf Coast recover from too many disasters.”