Late Port Commissioner replaced on board by his brother

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The Greater Lafourche Port Commissioner killed earlier this month in an accident on a tractor will be replaced in his seat by his brother.

Rodney Gisclair was sworn into office as an Interim Port Commissioner at a meeting held on Sept. 25.

Rodney now holds Seat B on the Commission, which was vacated when his brother, longtime commissioner and well-known community businessman Perry Gisclair died in the wreck.

Rodney Gisclair will hold the seat until a special election in the spring. He said he will likely not seek election for the position full-time, but added he’s honored to fill in his brother’s shoes for the coming months.

“My brother was an amazing man, and his legend will always live on. I look forward to doing right by him in my interim capacity on this board,” Rodney said.

Board President Chuckie Cheramie said the entire community is still mourning Perry Gisclair’s passing, adding that Rodney stepping up to fill the void meant a lot to the board and also our area.

“These types of changes are always difficult,” he said. “Losing Mr. Perry has been so tough for all of us on this board, but we are appreciative that his brother has graciously agreed to serve on this board in the interim.”