The Mayor's Neighborhood Engagement Office was asked in 2011 to develop a Neighborhood Participation Process (NPP) for the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC). After more than 15 months researching, discussing and vetting with NORDC staff, commissioners and the general community, the NORDC NPP was approved during NORDC’s January 2013 public meeting. The application for individuals to sign up as Community Advisory Team (CAT) members in 2013-2014 is now available.
The New Orleans Police Department Community Advisory Boards (PCABs) were launched in 2011 as a form of community policing to provide community members with an opportunity to provide recommendations and feedback to their respective Police Department Districts on safety and quality of life issues in an effort to reduce crime.
Launched in May 2012, the Neighborhood Leaders' Roundtable is a quarterly convening with neighborhood leaders to discuss city-wide issues. Our goal in creating the Roundtable is to provide a space where leadership can talk with leadership, leaders can network across neighborhoods, and leaders can learn, discuss, and explore solutions with government officials. Typically held on Saturdays from 9-11AM, Roundtable sessions are by invite only. If you are a neighborhood leader and would like to receive announcements regarding the Roundtable, please contact NoraAnn Winbush at email@example.com.
The Mayor's Neighborhood Engagement Office created a one-day city-sponsored professional development conference for the purposes of connecting neighborhood leaders, providing opportunities to develop skills, increasing access to information, and building a more unified platform for partnership. The Neighborhood Summit will take place November 16, 2013. Follow the link above to learn more.
The purpose of the Neighborhood Participation Program for Land Use actions is to provide timely notification of any proposed land use action affecting a neighborhood and to provide the opportunity for meaningful neighborhood review of and comment on such proposals.