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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Neighborhood Summit



About the Summit

New Orleans is a city of Neighborhoods. The annual Neighborhood Summit celebrates the strength, history, and diversity of our city's neighborhoods, bringing together community leaders, non-profit agencies, and city government. First held in 2012, the annual summit continues to grow each year.

Weekend Schedule

Join us for a series of events during this year's Neighborhood Summit.

Friday, November 18


9am-3pm, Jazz Market, 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Join policymakers, funders, non-profit organizations, and business & community leaders as we highlight successes of collaboration and outline future investments.

Saturday, November 19


9am-2pm, University Medical Center Conference Center, 2000 Canal St.
At the day-long summit, neighborhood leaders and residents share information across communities, develop new skills to bring home, and build relationships old and new. See workshop topics below.

summit Soiree
A Salute to Community Excellence

7pm-9pm, The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St.
Close out the Neighborhood Summit with a reception and awards ceremony recognizing community leaders.

Summit Workshop Topics

Participants at Saturday's summit will attend one of the following community-building workshops. More information on each topic will be available soon.


Past Summits

2015 New Orleans Neighborhood Summit


Resilient Neighborhoods: Rebuilding Together for a Stronger New Orleans


Dillard University – Professional Sciences Building


  1. Discovering Community Leadership
    In this workshop, we discussed the fundamentals of building a strong neighborhood or community group, strategic planning, and community leadership. Central City Renaissance Alliance and Neighborhoods Partnership Network led this workshop. 
  2. Resilient New Orleans
    In this workshop, we discussed 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 led this workshop. 
  3. Housing NOLA
    In this workshop, we discussed 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 led this workshop. 
  4. Working Strategically with Government
    This workshop explored 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 led this workshop. 

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

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 

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
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