Causeway Commission

Everything from maintenance and construction to enforcement of safety laws falls under the responsibility of the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission, commonly referred to as “The Causeway Commission.” The Commission is the controlling body of the Causeway and is composed of five commissioners from Jefferson and St. Tammany parishes.

Commission Members

Patrick W. Fitzmorris, Chairman
Joy Zainey, Vice-Chair
Donald Sharp, Secretary
James A. “Red” Thompson, Member
Wanda Theriot, Member

Commission Meeting Notice

The April 2020 GNOEC meeting has been canceled. The next GNOEC meeting is anticipated to be in mid-May. Date, time and location will be announced in early May. The official agenda will be posted 72 hours before the scheduled meeting, but no less than 24 hours.

Public comment is limited to those items on the Agenda. Each member of the public wishing to comment on an Agenda item is limited to 3 minutes.

Any person wishing to have an item considered for inclusion on a future Agenda must submit a request in writing to the Commission at at least 72 hours before a scheduled meeting. Please refer to the Causeway Commission tab on our website ( or contact us by phone (504-835-3118) for more information.

In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, please send an email to or contact the number listed above and describe the assistance that is necessary. Thank you!