Archie P. Chaisson, III,
Lafourche Parish President
Lafourche Parish Government
402 Green Street, Thibodaux, LA 70301
Archie, a native of Colorado Springs, CO and resident of Lockport, graduated from Central Lafourche High School in 2003. After graduation, he attended and graduated from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Management.
In November of 2019, Archie was elected as Lafourche Parish President and assumed the office on January 1, 2020.
Prior to his election, Archie served as the Public Works Director for the City of Thibodaux from January of 2016. There he was responsible for the management of the City’s infrastructure including water and gas production and distribution, streets and drainage, planning and zoning as well as the City’s municipal airport.
Prior to his start with the City of Thibodaux, Archie was appointed Parish Administrator for Lafourche Parish, responsible for overseeing the day to day operations, including its 100-million-dollar budget and its 350 employees. Prior to being appointed Parish Administrator, Archie was hired as the Administrator for the Lafourche Parish Government Office of Coastal Zone Management on March 28, 2011. His primary responsibilities include administrating the Local Coastal Program for Lafourche Parish, issuing Local Coastal Use Permits, commenting on and inspecting State Coastal Use Permits, and the management of the sixteen Environmental Management Units (EMU’s) of the parish. Archie was also the lead on the restoration efforts inside Lafourche Parish following the Deep Water Horizon Incident of 2009, working on all Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) related activities as well as coordinating other parish restoration efforts.
Archie began his career after college as the Permits and Grants Coordinator for Picciola and Associates, Inc., a consulting engineering firm in the South Lafourche Area.
Archie also served a member of the Lafourche Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, having served as Chairman of the Board in 2014 and the Nicholls State University Alumni Federation Board of Directors serving as their President in 2015 and 2019. Archie also served his community by serving as Chairman Central Lafourche Ambulance Service District Board from 2016 to 2019, which provides ambulance services to the northern third of Lafourche Parish. He and his wife attend First Baptist Church of Lockport and have two daughters Evelyn and Reaan. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, fishing, and sport shooting.