What We Do

The Mayor's Office of Resilience & Sustainability (ORS) focuses on environmental stewardship and climate resilience in New Orleans.  Working in partnership with city departments, state and federal agencies, and community groups, ORS advises on policies and projects that impact our city.  We use the city's Resilience Strategy, Climate Equity Report, and Climate Action Plan as guides to do work across multiple sectors:

  • Economic
  • Environmental
  • Infrastructure
  • Social

ORS leads the policy development, implementation, and outreach for many resilience-building projects throughout the city. 

Our office has a wide range of duties.  These have included updating the City's Climate Action Plan in 2022,  as well as managing the development of green infrastructure and stormwater management projects.  We also develop federal funding applications for city infrastructure initiatives among other duties.  We aim to pave the way for projects that will make New Orleans a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable city for all our residents.