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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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Newsletter Archives from the Neighborhood Engagement Office

A Successful 2017 Neighborhood Summit

December 2, 2017

by Greg Lawson, Deputy Director
Filed under: capacity building, community, faith leaders, green, infrastructure, land use, leadership development, neighborhood

On December 2nd, Neighborhood Engagement Office in partnership with Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development (CSED), hosted over 400 leaders from across the city at 6th annual New Orleans Neighborhood Summit. This year's theme was Celebrating 300 years of Resilient Neighborhoods: Laying a Strong Foundation for the Future. The theme was centered on strengthening resident’s capacity to build a stronger more resilient city and provide a platform for building stronger relationships between neighbors, community partners, and local government. This theme of strength and resilience was woven throughout the workshops focused on issues ranging from affordable housing and community policing to coastal affairs and emergency preparedness. Engaged participants shared their experiences and expertise in these veins and made many connections across neighborhood lines.

Throughout the day, leaders engaged with over 25 city and nonprofit agencies ranging from the Health Department, NORDC, NOLA Ready and the Office of Resilient and Sustainability. Following the resource fair, Mayor Landrieu provided remarks to the bustling crowd of residents on the importance of public participation and accountability. During his remarks he welcomed Mayor-Elect Cantrell and they both discussed the importance that of a successful transition as well as for the need for government accountability.

During the closing program, the office launched the anticipated Tricentennial Neighborhood Grant program, announced the winners of the neighborhood photo contest as well as distributed awards to community leaders who've contributed to making New Orleans more resilient. This event was truly a success, as residents left informed and connected to initiatives and opportunities to  do their part in ensuring that together, we can make  New Orleans a more resilient city. 

Thanks to our sponsor, Restore the Mississippi River Delta, J.P. Morgan Chase and NOLA for Life! Learn more about restoring our coast, why it’s critical to New Orleans, and how you can help at

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NEO Hosts Successful Catch Basin Clean-up Days

November 2, 2017

by Sherae Hunter, Senior Liaison

In the month of October, the Neighborhood Engagement Office held four successful catch basin cleanups in Districts A, B, D, and E.The cleaning days began with a City-wide catch basin cleaning demonstration where residents learned the do’s and don’ts of cleaning your catch basin and about the impact individuals can have in ensuring the area around the catch basins stays clean. In the weeks to follow, almost 100 residents throughout the City volunteered to clean dozens of catch basins. This collaborative effort between residents and several City agencies left a big impact on neighborhoods. A huge thanks to everyone who came out to participate on their Saturday mornings. The City is a better place because of you!

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Melanie Thompson of Kingswood Subdivision Improvement District

November 2, 2017

by Sherae Hunter, Senior Liaison

This month's Neighborhood Spotlight features Ms. Melanie Thompson, president of Kingswood Subdivision Improvement District. Ms. Thompson loves her neighborhood of 18 years, and has worked tirelessly on revitilization efforts at Kingswood playground and on other initiatives. 

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Register Today for the 2017 New Orleans Neighborhood Summit

October 27, 2017

by Greg Lawson, Deputy Director

Celebrating 300 years of Resilient Neighborhoods: Laying a Strong Foundation for the Future

Register Here

The Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office invites all New Orleans neighborhood leaders and residents to register to attend the 2017 New Orleans Neighborhood Summit, a free, one-day conference featuring skill-building workshops, City information sessions and opportunities for residents to connect with others working to build stronger and more resilient communities.  The Summit will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the University Medical Center – Conference Center from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

“New Orleans is a City of neighborhoods, each with unique strengths and challenges. The Neighborhood Summit to will provide residents with information to help them in their efforts to maintain, revitalize and promote their communities,” said Mayor Landrieu.

“We believe in building true partnerships between the community and the City, and this Summit is one more way we hope to make government more accessible to the neighborhoods we serve.”

The theme of this year’s summit is Celebrating 300 years of Resilient Neighborhoods: Laying a Strong Foundation for the Future

The Summit is being held in partnership with J.P. Chase Morgan, NOLA for Life, National Wildlife Federation, Center for Sustainable Engagement & Development (CSED), and Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance (GONOHA)

Attendees can choose to participate in a variety of skill building workshops and panel discussions on public safety, affordable housing, building a more resilient New Orleans as well as working strategically with government.   The Summit will also feature a resource fair that includes city agencies, local non-profits and community groups. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Those interested in attending should register here or call 504.658.4980. Registration spaces are limited so please register early. Free parking for the first 150 guest to register.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the 2017 Summit, please contact the Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office at 504.658.4980 or  

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Neighborhood Leaders Spotlight: Troy Glover of St. Roch Improvement Association

October 9, 2017

by Greg Lawson, Deputy Director
Filed under: community, community service, neighborhood spotlight

This month's Neighborhood Spotlight is on Mr. Troy Glover, the dedicated president of St. Roch Improvement Association." The advice I would give to other neighborhood leaders is, don’t ever forget about the people, because if you don’t have the support, love and ownership from the folks that live in your neighborhood, you have nothing. It’s always about the people." Click the link below for our full interview with Mr. Glover. 


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