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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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May 17, 2016

City, FEMA & NWS to Hold Preparedness Convening to Highlight Importance of Faith- and Community-based Organizations

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, the City of New Orleans, with support from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center for Faith Based and Neighborhoods Partnerships, will hold a preparedness convening to highlight the importance of faith and community-based organizations in the city’s resilience strategy and build upon the ongoing Building Resilience with Diverse Communities (BRDC) engagement efforts. 

May 16, 2016

New Orleans Chosen By White House As Summer Impact Hub to Develop Jobs for Young Adults

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the City of New Orleans has been designated by the White House as a Summer Impact Hub to encourage the development of summer and year-round jobs for young adults. The Summer Impact Hubs are a part of the White House’s inter-agency effort to support 16 communities so that they can upgrade and expand jobs, learning, meals and violence reduction programs for young people this summer and year-round.

May 16, 2016

City Urges Residents to Get Prepared During National Hurricane Preparedness Week

NEW ORLEANS - As part of National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 15-21), City of New Orleans officials are urging all New Orleans residents to get prepared and stay informed as hurricane season approaches on June 1. The City is committed to ensuring the safety of all residents, and the public is encouraged to help spread the word and make the entire community better prepared.

May 13, 2016

City Employees Recognized by Bureau of Governmental Research

NEW ORLEANS — Yesterday, current and former City of New Orleans employees were recognized for their service by the Bureau of Governmental Research at its 2016 Excellence Governmental Research Awards luncheon ceremony. Ava Rogers, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Operations, and Snapper Poche, Deputy Director for Strategy and Planning of Code Enforcement, were awarded Excellence in Government Awards. 

May 13, 2016

Mayor Landrieu, Welcome Table New Orleans Mother's Circle to Hold Mothers Taking a Stand March Tomorrow

NEW ORLEANS – Tomorrow, Saturday, May 13, 2016, Mayor Landrieu will join the Welcome Table New Orleans Mother’s Circle for Mothers Taking a Stand, a silent march to bury violence and give birth to peace.

May 13, 2016

Mayor Landrieu, JPMorgan to Announce Economic Opportunity Grant Award

NEW ORLEANS – On Monday, May 16, 2016, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join JPMorgan Chase & Co and Bloomberg Philanthropies to announce a grant that will expand young people’s access to economic opportunity in New Orleans.

May 12, 2016

City to Host Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation will host a Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on Saturday, May 14, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave.

May 12, 2016

Mayor Landrieu Testifies Before Congress on Need for More Federal Funding to Respond to the Threat of the Zika Virus

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Steering and Policy Committee in support of the Obama Administration’s request of $1.9 billion in federal emergency supplemental appropriations funding to respond the threat of the Zika virus. 

May 12, 2016

City Issues Traffic Advisory for Canal Street

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory for Canal Street. Public safety is our top priority; motorists are encouraged to plan ahead before driving downtown and to avoid the intersection of Canal St. and Convention Center Blvd. if at all possible.

May 12, 2016

City Congratulates Local Arts Organizations on Receiving $230,000 in Grant Awards

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans congratulates seven local arts organizations on receiving a total of $230,000 in grant awards from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The funding will support various art and cultural projects for organizations across the city in the fields of arts education, dance, folk art, literature and more.

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