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Newsletter Archives from the Neighborhood Engagement Office

Neighborhood Leader Spotlight on Cynthia Wiggins

August 9, 2017

by James Baker, Faith-Based Coordinator
Filed under: community service, neighborhood spotlight

This month's Neighborhood Spotlight features Cynthia Wiggins, community advocate and organizer for over 30 years in the Central City neighborhood. The Neighborhood Engagement Office wishes to express our appreciation for her tireless work for the betterment of our communities.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Mary Fanning Horaist from Audubon Riverside

July 5, 2017

by Ross Hunter, Neighborhood Liaision
Filed under: neighborhood spotlight

Mary Fanning Horaist, a longtime resident of the Audubon Riverside neighborhood, tells Neighborhood Engagement a little about the place she calls home. 

How long have you lived in your neighborhood?
I have lived in my neighborhood for roughly thirty-eight years, in two packets of time, combined. I was born and raised in this neighborhood, surrounded by family, friends and schoolmates for nearly twenty-six years. I later married under the archway of my family home and moved away, ultimately divorced, but remained there until that home flooded in Hurricane Katrina. I had the opportunity to return to my family home, high and dry, and resided between locations, as I restored and prepared to sell that home. My sister made it possible for me to acquire the balance of the interest in our family home, making it truly now my family home.


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Get to Know Your Neighbor: Spotlight on Brenda Lomax-Brown

October 5, 2016

by Laura A. Mellem, Liaison
Filed under: neighborhood spotlight

In this month's neighborhood spotlight, we hear from Brenda Lomax-Brown, Civic Leadership Academy graduate and President of the Hollygrove-Dixon Neighborhood Association. 

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Get to Know Your Neighbor: Spotlight on Jacob Rickoll from Tulane-Canal

August 29, 2016

by James C. Baker, Liaison
Filed under: neighborhood spotlight

In this month's neighborhood spotlight, we hear from Jacob Rickoll from the Tulane-Canal neighborhood on starting a neighborhood association from scratch, reaching out to neighbors, and building partnerships with surrounding resources.

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Spotlight on Dawn Hebert, Vice President of Lake Willow Neighborhood Association

July 22, 2016

by Sherae M. Hunter, Liaison
Filed under: blight, neighborhood spotlight

In July's neighborhood spotlight, we hear from Dawn Hebert, vice president of the Lake Willow Neighborhood Association and member of the Eastern New Orleans Neighborhood Advisory Commission (ENONAC). Ms. Hebert shares with us how she has worked to improve quality of life and reduce blight in her community.

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