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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Neighborhood Engagement Office

What We Do

The Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office is the City’s permanent mechanism for public participation in government decision-making. We create opportunities for dialogue, information sharing, partnership, and action between City government and neighborhood residents and leaders.

View our roadmap to neighborhood participation

Latest News and Updates

February 7, 2018

Commemorating the February 2017 New Orleans East Tornado

by Sherae M. Hunter, Senior Liaison
Filed under: east, new, orleans, recovery, tornado

A year ago today, on February 7th, 2017, a category EF-3 tornado devastated large portions of New Orleans East. This was the strongest tornado ever recorded in the city’s history, damaging close to 300 homes and injuring over 30 people. Luckily, there was no loss of life, but residents in the East are still feeling the impact of this weather event today. 

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February 7, 2018

The Mardi Gras Recycling Initiative Comes to Thoth

by Ross Hunter
Filed under: green

Make Mardi Gras History With Us!

YLC Recycles, in collaboration with Arc of Greater New Orleans, has launched a pilot recycling initiative for the 2018 Mardi Gras season, with support from Republic Services, the Krewes of Thoth and Freret, and the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation. The initiative will provide recycling services during Krewe of Thoth this Sunday, February 11.

YLC Recycles still needs volunteers to hand out recycling bags and staff recycling stations along the parade route this Sunday. There are two shifts available, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sign up for a shift by contacting:

Krewe of Thoth - Shift #1 (2/11/18)

Krewe of Thoth - Shift #2 (2/11/18)

YLC wishes to sincerely thank all of the amazing individuals who volunteered last weekend on the Krewe of Freret parade route! Thanks to your incredible efforts, The Mardi Gras Recycling Initiative allows for the reuse of  beads and other throws, as well as recyclable metals and plastics.  In addition, this reduces the volume of items sent to the landfill.

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January 19, 2018

Deadline Extended for the Tricentennial Neighborhood Grant

by Valerie Bouldin, Liaison
Filed under: capacity building, community, neighborhood

The Tricentennial Neighborhood Grants, funded by the 2018 NOLA Foundation, will allow New Orleanians an opportunity to further own the city’s future by distributing 73 grants of $1,000 each to support events or projects that uplift New Orleans neighborhoods. The project or celebration must take place within Orleans Parish.  The deadline is extended to Wednesday, January 24th 2018 at 5:00pm.

Project parameters

The awarded grant is to be used for one or more of the following:

·         A neighborhood celebration of the Tricentennial

·         A collaborative neighborhood beautification or quality of life project commemorating the Tricentennial

·         A capacity building project for youth (17 years of age and under)

·         A Tricentennial outreach project for the organization

Applicant eligibility

Applicant must meet each of the following criteria:

·         Be a member of any formal or informal neighborhood/community association

·         Resident of Orleans Parish

·         18 years of age or older

·         501(c)3  designation (for formal associations) or Federal tax ID number (for informal association)

To Apply: Visit for the online application or to download the application form. Applications are now due by January 24th, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

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January 18, 2018

Public Meeting: Magnolia Bridge Refurbishing

by James Baker, Liaison

The City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works, in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, will soon begin refurbishing the Magnolia Bridge.  The scope of work includes:

  • Cleaning and painting the superstructure and decking;
  • Sealing cracks in the sub-structure; and 
  • Replacing decking, beams, and other structural components.

Learn more about what to expect during construction at a community meeting

When: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Cabrini High School Cafeteria 

1400 Moss Street., New Orleans, LA 70112


For more information visit, send an email to r

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