Parish President Rick Nowlin has announced the appointment of Mr. Nick Verret to the position of Parish Engineer. Mr. Verret began his service in this position on July 10, 2017.
Mr. Verret had previously served the Parish as its Director of Public Works where he was responsible for the administration of the highway and solid waste departments. As he is a registered professional engineer, he was also given the responsibility for the engineering effort required to develop the plans and specifications for Parish highway projects funded by the State, as well as other Parish projects.
In this new position, Mr. Verret will still be responsible for Parish engineering tasks, but will no longer be involved with the management of the Department of Public Works. This new arrangement should expedite the completion of project plans and allow the projects to move to construction earlier than otherwise possible.
At the request of Mr. Nowlin, Mr. Earl Townsend will serve as the interim director of public works until a new director has been named. Mr. Townsend previously served the Parish as the director until his retirement in 2013.
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
200 CHURCH STREET
P. O. BOX 799
NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA 71457
PRESS RELEASE: July 14, 2017