About Ryan Bourriaque

Ryan Bourriaque currently serves as the Cameron Parish Administrator for the Cameron Parish Police Jury, where he oversees all functions of parish government. He first began working in Cameron Parish as the Assistant Planner after Hurricane Rita devastated his community. During that time he administered state and federal grants totaling nearly $200 million for the Police Jury. With his experience in Federal Funding, Ryan was later hired by a private consulting firm, Minvielle & Associates of Abbeville to provide support to more than 30 Louisiana municipalities and six parishes by overseeing their grant administration.

“I’m running because I want to bring real results for the families of Vermilion, Cameron, and Calcasieu Parishes on the things that matter most; coastal restoration, drainage and roads, and funding for schools and hospitals.  I’ve fought for sustainable communities in all professional assignments I have held in both the public and private sectors with many victories obtained. I commit to utilizing all contacts and relationships developed over this decade to help bring a level of success to the rest of our region and state.  I know we will get there together.”

Ryan’s Education

Mr. Bourriaque attained a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Agricultural Economics with a concentration in Natural Resource Economics and Environmental Policy, both from Louisiana State University. He has held several Board of Director seats including the Louisiana Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority, the Chenier Plain Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority, past Chairman of the Southwest Louisiana Partnership for Economic Development, the Louisiana Sea Grant Advisory Council, the Sowela Foundation Board, Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana, and currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the St. Eugene Catholic Church Pastoral Council. Ryan is married to Megan LaGrange Bourriaque, and has three daughters, Rylee (8) Remi (5) and Rorie (1). Ryan and his family make their home in Grand Chenier.

Past Leadership & Activities

  • Vice-Chairman of the St. Eugene Catholic Church Pastoral Council as well as a Lector
  • Charter Member of the Chenier Plain Coastal Restoration & Protection Authority (Governor Appointment)
  • Board Member of the Louisiana Sea Grant Advisory Council
  • Executive Board Member for the Organization of Parish Administrative Officials
  • 2nd Vice-President of the Cameron Lion’s Club
  • Board Member for the Sowela Foundation Board
  • Chair of Board of Directors for the South Cameron Alumni Association
  • Advisory Board Member of the Cameron Answers non-profit organization
  • Board Member for the Diocese of Lake Charles Catholic Charities
  • Executive Board Member for the Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival
  • Teacher for Confirmation Classes of Sacred Heart, St. Eugene, and Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Churches
  • Initiated and oversaw formation of Cajun French Club at LSU, and served as founding President