Sabine Parish Tourism Commissioners

Tourism Commissioners

The Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission appoints members for a three year term, and all officers are elected to a one year term. Board Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 12:00 pm (noon) at the Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission office located at 1601 Texas Highway, Many, LA.

  Lauren Moore
  President
  111 Cedar Lane
  Many, LA  71449
  318-256-2300
  laurenmoore@hotmail.com

Lauren Moore is the President of the Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission. She is the owner and president of Nichols. Lauren is a graduate of Northwestern State University with a Bachelors degree in Housing and Interiors, minoring in Business Administration. She is very active in the local community, serving as a board member and Vice President of the Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce, as well as a board member on the Sabine Parish Hall of Fame Committee. She knows the impact that tourism has on our local businesses and communities through her many years in retail.

 

Martha Henderson - Vice PresidentMartha Henderson
Vice President
18585 Hwy. 191
Zwolle, LA  71486
318-645-9573
martha18585@yahoo.com

Martha Henderson is the Vice-President of the Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission and has served as a Board Member for 10 years. She is a lifelong resident of Zwolle, where she has served 6 terms on the Zwolle Town Council. She has served on the Zwolle Tamale Fiesta Board of Directors for 40 years. Martha is a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Zwolle and has been on the St. Ann's Council of Women for 52 years. She has a Master's Degree plus 30 hours of graduate study from Northwestern State University. Having over 40 years of teaching experience ranging from 7th grade to adult education, Martha has received many accolades during her career.

Edith Palmer
Secretary/Treasurer
56 Spring Court
Many, LA  71449
318-256-2036
ep221@hotmail.com

Edith Palmer is the longest serving member of the Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission, having served a total of 28 years. She is a graduate of Northwestern State University and spent most of her business career as a partner in Palmer-Jones Timber Company. The Tamale Fiesta has been one of her commitments where she has served on the Board for 42 years. She has been honored with a lifetime appointment to the Sabine Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and also serves on the Board of Sabine State Bank. Edith has served in many capacities while promoting Toledo Bend and Sabine Parish from working travel shows, to raising funds for Bassmaster events. Her dedication, along with the other six board members, has led to the Tourist Commission winning outstanding recognition statewide for successfully impacting the local economy through tourism. 

Bonnie Fox-Miles 
Commissioner
90 Chapel Lane
Many, LA  71449
318-256-2809
bfmiles15@hotmail.com

Bonnie Fox-Miles has been a board member of the Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission for 25 years. Originally from Westlake, LA, she retired to Toledo Bend in 1989. She has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Southwestern Louisiana Institute at Lafayette, La. Along with serving on the board, she is a member of the Toledo Bend Lake Association, the Sabine Parish Library Board, the Advisory Board of Sabine Medical Center, the Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce, the Wildflowers group, the First United Methodist Church of Many, LA, and many others. Among her many strengths and talents, she is best known for her fund raising to support events to market the Toledo Bend area nationwide.          

Bobbie Jackson
Commissioner
206 Trace St
Many, LA  71449
318-590-1054
bobbieshairstyling@yahoo.com 
   
 
   

Hannah Savell
Commissioner
50 Commercial Park Drive
Many, LA 71449
hannah.savell@edwardjones.com

Hannah Savell joined the Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission in August 2021. Hannah is a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones Investments in Toledo Town. Even though she was not born and raised in Sabine Parish, she has called it home for the past 7 years. Hannah is married to lifelong Negreet resident Blake Savell, and they have two beautiful boys, Weston and Tucker. She grew up in Arkansas and attended Henderson State University where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Hannah serves as the Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce Vice President, serves as a member of the Economic Development Council, and the Toledo Bend Lake Association. Her mission is to energize the community, improve economic opportunities and be a positive force in the lives of others.

   
 

 

   

Suzanne Williams
Commissioner
215 West Front Street
Florien, LA 71429
suzannewilliams05@gmail.com

Suzanne Williams joined the Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission in September 2021. Suzanne Williams is in her 4th term as an Alderwoman for the Village of Florien and works for the Town of Many writing and managing grants.  Prior to relocating to Sabine Parish and marrying a Florien native 19 years ago, she spent two years working with the State of Mississippi’s Rural Health Division, performing economic impact studies of the healthcare sector for 23 counties. Suzanne has 27 years of experience in healthcare finance and accounting as the Business Manager for hospitals and clinics on the West coast and in West Virginia. Suzanne has a degree in Business Management, Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics with a minor in Economics (Mississippi State) and a Master’s degree from Northwestern State University in teaching. Suzanne retired from Education in 2020 after 15 years of teaching Middle School Math, English, and Social Studies in De Soto and Sabine Parishes.