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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

News and Updates

Newsletter Archives from the Neighborhood Engagement Office

Deadline Extended for the Tricentennial Neighborhood Grant

January 19, 2018

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 https://nola.gov/city/neighborhood-grant/ 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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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 www.mississippiriverdelta.org.

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City Hall Spotlight on Charles E. Allen III

October 9, 2017

by Ross Hunter, Neighborhood Liaison
Filed under: capacity building, community, community service, green, infrastructure, land use

This month's City Hall Spotlight is on Charles E. Allen III, Resilience Outreach Manager at the City's Office of Resilience and Sustainability. Mr. Allen has been a cherished partner to the Neighborhood Engagement Office, working day in and day out to educate residents on the importance of resilience in our communities. Click the link below to read our interview with Mr. Allen.

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Successful Adopt-a-Catch Basin Training Day

October 2, 2017

by Sherae Hunter, Senior Liaison
Filed under: capacity building, community service, infrastructure

On Saturday, September 30th, the Neighborhood Engagement Office hosted 60 residents, neighborhood, and community leaders at the Treme Center for a Training Day on catch basin clean-ups. 

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September's Neighborhood Leaders Roundtable

September 28, 2017

by Ross Hunter, Neighborhood Liaison
Filed under: capacity building, community, green

The Neighborhood Engagement Office hosted their quarterly Neighborhood Leaders Roundtable on Saturday, September 23rd in Ochsner Baptist’s Café De Lis. This year’s theme was Sustainable Water Management: Moving Forward with Resilience. 118 leaders from across the city observed presentations by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, CAO and Chief Resilience Officer Jeffrey Hebert, and the Office of Resilience and Sustainability. 

Following these presentations, leaders had the opportunity to ask some very pertinent and well thought out questions on behalf of their communities.

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