Dusty J. Guidry, Director of Pretrial Services for the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s office, has been appointed to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Commission by Gov. John Bel Edwards. Guidry, who will serve as an at-large member of the commission until April 30, 2025, replaces Bart Yakupzack of Lake Charles.
Guidry, a lifelong Louisiana resident who lives in Lafayette, will make his first appearance on the commission during Thursday’s (May 2) meeting in Baton Rouge at 1 p.m.
“I consider it a great honor and privilege to continue serving the people of the state of Louisiana,’’ Guidry said. “I am blessed to have parents who exposed me to our state’s natural resources and instilled in me a passion and appreciation for wildlife.’’
Guidry has two children, Isabella and Cruz. The Scott native holds a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Guidry serves on the Cajundome Commission and is a member of several boards. He is a member of Ducks Unlimited, the Coastal Conservation Association and the Louisiana Wildlife Federation.
“I aim to assist the commission in the ongoing coastal restoration and conservation efforts,’’ Guidry said. “Doing so will aid in keeping the natural resources of this state viable and in better shape for generations to come.’’