School Board
Board Members : District IV

Melinda Bourgeois
Phone: (504) 349-7803
Fax: (504) 349-7960


The owner of Travel Central, one of the largest travel agencies in the New Orleans area, Melinda Bourgeois employs 24 employees. She has been very active in the business community with her involvement in the former New Orleans Regional Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (board member 1997–2000), and Jefferson Chamber of Commerce (board member 2002-10, 2014).

For more than 20 years, Bourgeois has been actively engaged in organizations such as Jefferson Dollars for Scholars, Girl Scouts of southeast Louisiana and Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) that impact young people and education. She served on education committees for various business groups and was the 2014 co-chairman of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee. She has also served as chairman of the Tour De Jefferson and is a major advocate for biking in Jefferson Parish.

Bourgeois graduated from Mercy Academy and then earned a bachelor of science from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. She is married to Wayne Bourgeois, and they have one granddaughter.


Haynes Academy
Jefferson Elementary
Martyn Community
Metairie Academy
Riverdale High School
Riverdale Middle School
Riviere, Marie Elementary