Administration

Port operations are supported by legal, accounting and engineering professionals.

Joseph "Jay" A. Delafield
Joseph "Jay" A. Delafield
Port Attorney

Delafield was born in St. Louis, Mo., but has lived in Southwest Louisiana virtually all of his life.  A 1967 graduate of Landry High School in Lake Charles, La., he received a B.S. degree from McNeese State University in 1971 and a J.D. degree from Louisiana State University in 1974, the same year he was admitted to the Louisiana Bar and various federal courts.  Formerly with the Carmouche Law Firm in Lake Charles, he has been a sole practitioner since January 1998, specializing in municipal finance, industrial development, housing, revenue/general obligation, tax-exempt securities and commercial banking law/litigation.  He is a member of the SWLA and Louisiana State Bar Associations, National Association of Bond Lawyers, the Chamber/Southwest Louisiana and the West Calcasieu Chamber of Commerce.

Lee Lancon, Jr., P.E.
Lee Lancon, Jr., P.E.
Board Engineer

Lancon was born in Sulphur, La., but has lived in Southwest Louisiana virtually all of his life.  A 1975 graduate of Sulphur High School in Sulphur, La., he received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from McNeese State University in 1980 and was licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of Louisiana in 1988.  Formerly with the engineering firm of Meyer and Associates, Inc. in Sulphur, he has been the co-owner of Lancon Engineers, Inc. since January 1997, specializing in commercial, municipal and state capital improvement projects.  He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, Louisiana Engineering Society, and the Chamber/Southwest Louisiana.

Mary Vice
Mary Vice
Port Secretary

Vice was hired part-time in 1999 as Secretary of the Vinton Harbor and Terminal District and in 2000 as Secretary of the Gravity Drainage District #2 of Calcasieu Parish.  A life-long resident of Vinton, Vice is a 1982 graduate of Vinton High School and  a 1985 graduate of McNeese State University.   She served as deputy clerk for the City of Vinton from 1988-1999.  In January 1999, she was named City Clerk, the position she currently holds.   Prior to working for the City of Vinton she worked for the West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital for four years.   Vice is a member of the Louisiana Municipal Clerk’s Association and has achieved the Master Municipal Clerk Certification from the association.  She served as President of the Louisiana Municipal Clerk’s Association in 2011, and she is serving her second term on the Municipal Employees’ Retirement System Board.  She is an active member of the Welsh Memorial United Methodist Church.