various images of LTAP work throughout the state

The Louisiana Parish Engineers and Supervisors Association (LPESA) was founded in 1972 to foster and maintain a high professional spirit among Louisiana parish's public works and engineering employees. It provides instructive, entertaining, and important programs to those primarily concerned with the planning, operation, and maintenance of parish infrastructure. The LPESA is an organization through which programs may be coordinated among parishes and other government agencies. The organization's goal is to include an active member in every parish in Louisiana. CLICK HERE to visit the LPESA website.

2021 Fall Conference

November 3-4, 2021
Natchitoches Events Center

Presentations available online:

Day 1

In The Aftermath of Ida: Groundbreaking Hurricane Recovery Efforts
David Rome, Public Works Director, Terrebonne Parish
Mark Drewes, Public Works Director, Jefferson Parish | Click here
Joey Tureau, Transportation Director, Ascension Parish| Click here

Flood Prevention: How Small Proactive Steps Avoid Expensive Disaster
John Novotny, Executive Tehnical Director, Hydra USA | Click here

Innovating the Cajunside: Success Story
Warren Abadie, Traffic, Roads and Bridges Director, Lafayette Consolidated Government | Click here

Local Innovations Idea Exchange
David Rome, LPESA President (assisted by LTAP) | Click here

Day 2

Got Local Road Safety Projects? Learn the New Pre-App!
Leo Marretta, Local Road Safety Program Manager, Louisiana LTAP Center | Click here

FHWA Road Safety Updates
Betsey Tramonte, Highway Safety Specialist, FHWA Louisiana Division Office | Click here

Pavement Maintenance Issues & Treatments
Nick Verret, Engineer, Parish and City of Natchitoches | Click here

Pavement Preservation Research
Evaluation of Asphalt Rubber and Reclaimed Tire Rubber in Chip Seal Applications
Corey Mayeux, Asphalt Research Manager, Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC) at LSU | Click here
Caddo Parish Fog Seal Study
Dr. N. “Wasi” Wasiuddin, Professor, Louisiana Tech

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in Public Works: Benefits and Applications
Paul Karlowitz, Director, Precision Ag and UAS Research Center, University of Louisiana at Monroe | Click here
Stephanie Robinson, Manager, Precision Ag and UAS Research Center, ULM
Rusty Steel, Geospatial Director, Halff Associates
Jeremy Gilbert, Director of Strategic Operations, Edko LLC | Click here
Brad Holleman, VP for Advanced Measurements/Modeling, Forte & Tablada | Click here

Planning for Hazards: An Overview of the Community Rating System
Stephanie Weeks, Community Rating System Specialist, Verisk Analytics | Click here

Culvert Slip-Lining and Trenchless Rehabilitation
Alex Sherrod, InfraSteel Project Consultant, Precision Pipe and Products | Click here

Got Questions? Ask The Experts! An Interactive Forum on Local Bridge Programs and Processes
Moderator: Chris Melson, Program Manager, LTAP Center
Panel Members:
Barbara Ostuno Off-system Bridge Program Manager, LADOTD | Click here
Kian Yap Bridge Design Manager, LADOTD | Click here
Dr. Ken Ward Assistant Public Works Director, Caddo Parish
Butch Ford Engineering Department Director, Bossier Parish
Questions | Click here