What is the Civic Leadership Academy?
The Civic Leadership Academy is a free program that gives residents the opportunity to educate themselves about City government so that they can improve their communities. It provides an in-depth look at local government as well as opportunities for residents to interact with City staff and elected officials. CLA is composed of eight interactive sessions, led by representatives from City departments
Who can participate in Civic Leadership Academy?
Individuals who live or (work) in New Orleans, are at least 18 years old, and who are actively involved in a neighborhood or business association can participate.
CLA will meet weekly on Wednesday nights from 6:00pm-8:00pm from September 6th through October 25th at City Hall, Homeland Security Conference Room (8E15) located at 1300 Perdido St.
(Tentative course schedule)
Week 1: The Organization and Vision of City Government
Week 2: Planning for Tomorrow
Week 3: Developing and Revitalizing Our Communities
Week 4: Dollars and Sense: Financing NOLA’s Needs
Week 5: The Mechanics of City Government
Week 6: Policing and Crime Reduction
Week 7: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Week 8: Graduation and Looking Ahead
Apply online or download application and return to the Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office in City Hall 8E15. Applications must be received no later than August 18, or until we reach capacity. In order to maximize participant’s interaction and to address space restraints, class size will be limited to 35 participants. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by August 25, 2017. For more information on Civic Leadership Academy please click here.
Lisbeth L. Pedroso
Neighborhood Liaison | District C – West Bank
Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office | City of New Orleans
1300 Perdido Street | Suite 8E15 | New Orleans, LA 70112
firstname.lastname@example.org | (o) 504-658-4933 | (c) 504-623-5697