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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Neighborhood Summit

2015 Neighborhood Summit

Save the Date

Save the date, Saturday, Nov. 14th, for the annual Neighborhood Summit, a day of professional development, information sharing, and networking for community leaders. This year's theme is Resilient Neighborhoods: Rebuilding Together for a Stronger New Orleans.

Register today!


About the Summit

The Neighborhood Summit brings neighborhood leaders, residents and City agencies together to share information develop new skills and strengthen their relationships. This day-long event promotes meaningful partnerships between residents, the non-profit community, businesses and local government. The first Neighborhood Summit was held in 2012 and continues this year as the premier professional development event for New Orleans neighborhood leaders. For more information, e-mail Kyle Shelly.


8:30 - 9:00 Registration & Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 Morning Plenary
9:20 - 12:00 Summit Workshops (descriptions below)
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch & Resource Fair
1:30 - 2:00 Closing Program

Workshop Topics

Discovering Community Leadership

In this workshop, we will discuss the fundamentals of building a strong neighborhood or community group, strategic planning, and community leadership. Central City Renaissance Alliance and Neighborhoods Partnership Network will lead this workshop. 

Resilient New Orleans

In this workshop, we will discuss resilience, Resilient NOLA (the Mayor’s resilience initiative), coastal and environmental affairs, and how to prepare your neighborhood for environmental events. Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development and the Office of Coastal and Environmental Affairs will lead this workshop. 

Housing NOLA

In this workshop, we will discuss the strategic direction of housing initiatives in New Orleans and how your community can be involved. The City Office of Community Development, Providence Community Housing, and the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance will lead this workshop. 

Working Strategically with Government

This workshop will explore all of the various tools, resources and initiatives available through the City of New Orleans to help you report neighborhood issues, educate your neighbors, and stay engaged in City government. The Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office will lead this workshop. 


  • City of New Orleans
  • Dillard University
  • Foundation for Louisiana
  • Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement & Development
  • NeighborWorks America


  • Central City Renaissance Alliance
  • Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement & Development
  • Neighborhoods Partnership Network
  • Neighborhood Housing Services
  • Puentes New Orleans
  • Providence Community Housing
  • VAYLA New Orleans


Past Summits

2012 New Orleans Neighborhood Summit


Sustainable Neighborhoods: Preparing Leaders, Connecting Communities & Promoting Effective Strategies


University of New Orleans – Lindy Boggs Conference Center

Featured Workshops

  1. Advocating for your Community
  2. Discovering Community Leadership
  3. Basics of Community Organizing
  4. Using Arts and Culture to Revitalize your Community
  5. Mobilizing and Engaging Youth for Community Building
  6. Building Effective Partnerships
  7. Land Use and Zoning
  8. Blight Remediation and Neighborhood Marketing
  9. Using Data to Build Your Case
  10. Promoting Healthy, Green Neighborhoods

2013 New Orleans Neighborhood Summit


Working Strategically With Government


University of New Orleans – Lindy Boggs Conference Center

Featured Workshops

  1. Asset Mapping
  2. Addressing Blight
  3. Diversity/Cultural Competency 
  4. Engaging Government  
  5. Creating Campaigns and Taking Action     
  6. Resident Leadership
  7. Civics for Immigrant Communities      (maybe Language Access)     
  8. Youth Engagement and Leadership      
  9. Promoting Community-School Partnerships     
  10. Understanding Market Value Analysis

Featured Panel Discussion

  1. Blight Remediation and Reduction
  2. NOLA FOR LIFE – Mayor Landrieu’s Comprehensive Murder Reduction Strategy 

2014 New Orleans Neighborhood Summit


Strengthening Neighborhoods: Doing Civic Work Together


Dillard University – Professional Sciences Building

Featured Workshops

  1. Building civic work through effective public relationships
  2. Understand change models for neighborhood action
  3. How to mobilize a campaign-ABO case study
  4. Multiple Lines of Defense (Environmental and Coastal Affairs)
  5. Strategies for building youth and adult civic partnerships
  6. Building community, promoting equity in neighborhood revitalization

Featured Panel Discussions

  1. Equity Caucus-Foundation for Louisiana
  2. The Neighborhood Capacity Building Initiative
  3. NOLA FOR LIFE: The Group Violence Reduction Strategy (GVRS)
  4. Environmental Justice: Coastal & Environmental Affairs
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