River Parishes Tourist Commission

River Region DestinationNEXT Survey Results

[click here] to view the summary of the results of our community wide survey that will guide our strategic planning process throughout 2020.


Public Notice

The public is hereby notified the River Parishes Tourist Commission regular meeting will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, February 19th at the St. John the Baptist Parish Council Chambers at 1811 W Airline Hwy, Laplace, LA 70068.

Upcoming Meeting

February 19, 2020


Meeting Minutes & Agendas

December 2019

Agenda                            Video

November 2019

Agenda       Minutes       Video

October 2019

Agenda        Minutes      Video

August 2019

Agenda       Minutes        Video

July 2019

Agenda       Minutes        Video

June 2019

Agenda       Minutes        Video

May 2019

May 30 – Special Meeting Agenda             May 30 – Special Meeting Minutes                May 30 – Special Meeting Video

May 16th – Special Meeting Agenda          May 16th – Special Meeting Minutes

May 16th – Agenda                                        May 16th – Minutes                                           May 16th – Video

May 8th – Agenda                                          May 8th – Video

April 2019

Agenda          Video 

March 2019

Agenda – Meeting not held

February 2019

Agenda          Minutes

January 2019

Agenda          Minutes

December 2018



Who Are We

The River Parishes Tourist Commission is the official marketing organization for New Orleans Plantation Country and is the driving force behind tourism to the area. A non-profit organization representing St. Charles, St. James and St. John Parishes, the commission offers assistance to visitors, advocacy to its stakeholders, and helps stimulate the region’s economic growth by promoting New Orleans Plantation Country as a premier travel destination. Feel free to contact us for more information about travel to Louisiana or if you need any assistance. We’re looking forward to seeing you!


River Parishes Tourist Commissioners

Peggy Joseph, Chairman

St. John the Baptist Parish

Garrett Monti, Vice-Chairman

St. Charles Parish

Elizabeth Joseph, Treasurer/Secretary

St. John the Baptist Parish

Paul Aucoin

St. James Parish

Camella Landry

St. James Parish

Michelle Jenkins

St. John the Baptist Parish

Tracy Smith

St. Charles Parish



Buddy Boe - River Parishes Tourist Commission

Buddy Boe

Executive Director

Denise - River Parishes Tourist Commission

Denise Burrell

Deputy Director of Operations

Willma Harvey

Director of Sales and Business Development


Rena Jackson - River Parishes Tourist Commission

Rena Jackson

Office Assistant



Fight Fraud, Waste & Abuse


Start Planning. PICK AN ITINERARY.

Discover Exciting Ways to Explore

Make planning your next vacation to New Orleans Plantation Country easy. Use one of our trip itineraries to get started.


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Explore the 10 historic estates in the River Parishes of Louisiana and discover the stories rooted in their past.

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Create memories learning the folklore of our swamps and viewing gators in their natural habitat.

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Andouille was created here, so get out and try the local smokehouses that each have their own version of the "best".

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The region out here is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts to explore and find adventure.

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Lac Des Allmands

Famous for catfish, Lac Des Allemands is a haven for outdoor sportsmen.

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Enjoyed around the world, Perique can only be grown and processed out here.

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Cajun and Creole cuisine are as necessary to our culture as the people who make it.

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Tour buses, shuttles and local airports are all transportation options for the River Parishes.

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New Orleans Plantation Country offers a wide range of lodging options from rustic and quaint to upscale and luxurious.

STILL Have Questions? Drop us a line AND REQUEST A VISITORS GUIDE.