NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, Michelle L. Thomas resigned as Deputy Mayor of Operations effective immediately, citing personal reasons.
As Deputy Mayor of Operations, Thomas managed several operational departments including Historic Districts Landmarks Commission (HDLC), New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC), Parks & Parkways, Safety & Permits, Sanitation, Taxicab Bureau, the Vieux Carre Commission (VCC) and the One Stop Shop for permitting.
Thomas was hired in July 2011.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu said, “Michelle served the people of New Orleans well, and we wish her nothing but success. I want to thank her for her service, especially for her work to transform the taxicab industry, improve recreational opportunities for our kids, enhance special event and Mardi Gras clean-up operations, and improve customer service by implementing the One Stop Shop for permitting.”
First Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer Andy Kopplin will oversee the departments that previously reported to Thomas on an interim basis.