NEW ORLEANS, LA–The Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office and the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission are seeking interested individuals to serve on 15 location-based Community Advisory Teams, which will play an integral role in the NORDC Neighborhood Participation Process (NPP).
The deadline to complete an application is July 15, 2013. Applications are available online by following this link, at the NORDC headquarters, 800 Race Street, at the Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office, 8E06 in City Hall, or at one of the active NORDC recreation centers. Completed applications can be submitted to NORDC locations or the Neighborhood Engagement Office, faxed to 504.658.4969, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NORDC NPP, which provides a framework for effective public participation in citywide recreation issues, was approved in January 2013 after months of community input, research review and discussion. It calls for the creation of 15 Community Advisory Teams, three per council district, that will meet to discuss and make recommendations on recreation-related topics. The goal is to help ensure that community needs and concerns are a component of NORDC decision making.
Any Orleans Parish resident interested in participating on Community Advisory Team will be accepted. Participation among all ages is encouraged, with eligibility starting at eight years old. Members will serve for 12 months.
The Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office and NORDC will host an orientation and training session for all Community Advisory Team members on July 17th, with the goal of launching each team in August 2013.