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Port of South Louisiana Board of Commissioners

Judy B. Songy | Vice Chairwoman


Wtw Aimeefreeman

A lifelong resident of the River Parishes, Judy Songy knows what it means to live along the Mississippi River and what a life-blood it is for the state and surrounding region. As Vice Chairwoman of the Port of South Louisiana Board of Commissioners, Judy enjoys watching the Port flourish, providing a seemingly endless amount of opportunities for economic growth in South Louisiana. Economic development is Judy’s strong suit, and this retired real estate broker is right at home in her work with the Port’s Board.

“There’s so much action going on at the airport and around the river—so much possibility to bring new people and jobs to the area,” she says. “I’m truly honored to be sitting on the board.”

Prior to her retirement and subsequent work with the Port, Judy owned Century 21 Judy Songy & Associates and served the Louisiana Real Estate Commission for 12 years. She moved to LaPlace in 1965 to be situated both close to the opportunities of New Orleans and to the way of life that persisted in the quieter River Parishes area.

“When I retired as CEO of my company in 2009, I didn’t want to work—I wanted to do something that was more rewarding than work,” she says. She got her wish in 2016, when she was appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards to her position on the board. Since then, she has successfully worked with two Port Directors and helped secure funding to deepen the Mississippi.

“I’ve always been a community activist, trying to make my community the best it can be. This port is one of the largest tonnage ports in the western hemisphere, and I’m excited to see what we can do for continued development.”

Port of South Louisiana
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1720 Highway 44, Reserve


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