Mary Jo Bayles has been appointed to the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners by Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Bayles is the retired city planner and airport manager for the city of DeQuincy. On the Port Board, she will represent position G, which is nominated by the state legislators in the district.
As DeQuincy’s city planner, Bayles was over capital outlay projects, wrote grants and planned events. As airport manager, she worked with the parish and municipalities on economic development projects for the community to improve the quality of life in Calcasieu Parish.
Bayles has been the director of the Chennault International Airshow for 10 years.
A native of Columbia, she has lived in Southwest Louisiana for 30 years. She is married to Dr. Peter Bayles and is a member of First United Methodist Church of Lake Charles.