Former Westlake mayor Dudley Dixon was elected 2017–2018 president of the board of commissioners of the Lake Charles Harbor & Terminal District, which operates the Port of Lake Charles.

Other new board officers are Mike Eason of Merrill Lynch, vice president; John LeBlanc of Phillips 66, secretary-treasurer; and Elcie Guillory, assistant secretary-treasurer.

Dixon has served on the port board since 2012, when he was nominated by the city of Westlake and appointed by then-Governor Bobby Jindal. A native of Westlake, he worked for Conoco from 1961 to 1982. He served two terms on the Westlake City Council, and in 1982 was elected mayor of Westlake, serving six terms.