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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

News and Updates

Newsletter Archives from the Neighborhood Engagement Office

Cleaning Up the Neighborhood: Spotlight on Algiers One

June 5, 2017

by Ross Hunter, Neighborhood Liaison
Filed under: community service

On Saturday, May 13, 2017 members of Algiers One joined forces to clean up the neighborhood. Algiers One is a unified community group composed of diverse citizens from across all of Algiers who work together to make their Algiers community clean, safe, and vibrant at a high standard to attract families and businesses. The first Saturday of each month, neighbors are able to earn Sweat Equity by participating in Algiers One Initiatives like clean ups and think tank meetings. Shoutout to Eric Songy, Evans Thibodeaux, James Lasseigne, Susan Diehl, Dee Duplantier, and Alita Tebault for all their hard work this month!

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Civic Leadership Academy: Spring 2017 Cohort

June 5, 2017

by Ross Hunter, Neighborhood Liaison
Filed under: capacity building, community service, leadership development

This spring, NEO celebrated 36 community leaders as they graduated from the Civic Leadership Academy (CLA). CLA is a free program that gives residents the opportunity to educate themselves about City government so that they can improve their communities. It provides an in-depth look at local government as well as opportunities for residents to interact with City staff and elected officials.  CLA is composed of eight interactive sessions, led by representatives from City departments. NEO is proud to have hosted these leaders and to have observed how eager they were to engage in this process. It is the hope that they will return to their neighborhood better equipped to solve problems and improve the quality of life in our City.

 

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A Celebration in Hollygrove-Dixon

May 1, 2017

by Ross Hunter, Liaison
Filed under: community service

On Saturday, April 29, Hollygrove-Dixon neighbors gathered for a ribbon cutting and christening of the Celebration Church Life Transformation Center at 8606 Marks St. Residents and Celebration Church parishioners were excited about the new addition to the neighborhood, as Pastor Dennis Watson, Neighborhood President Brenda Lomax-Brown, and Center Director Rhia Smith delivered words and performed the ribbon cutting. 

 

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Participate in a City-Assisted Evacuation Exercise

May 1, 2017

by Laura A. Mellem, Deputy Director
Filed under: community service, public safety

Hurricane season is approaching. In preparation, the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP) and Evacuteer.org are conducting a full-scale simulation exercise of the City-Assisted Evacuation plan on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. NOHSEP is seeking hundreds of volunteers to participate in this exercise to role-play as evacuees. Lunch and parking will be provided.

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Mayor's Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

April 3, 2017

by Ross Hunter, Liaison
Filed under: community service, faith leaders

On Friday, March 31, 2017, Mayor Mitch Landrieu hosted faith leaders from across the parish at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant to discuss pressing issues in the spiritual community. After a few words and a blessing from Archbishop Gregory Aymond, attendees enjoyed a delicious breakfast prepared by New Orleans’ own Leah Chase and family.

 

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