Coffee on Your Corner: Infrastructure & Sewerage and Water Board – 9/28/2023

Join the Neighborhood Engagement Office at Coffee on Your Corner. The topic will be “Infrastructure & Sewerage & Water Board.” Please register as soon as possible to secure your spot as space is limited. Where: Algiers Regional Library When: Thursday, September 28th What: District C Westbank Coffee on Your Corner: Infrastructure & Sewerage and Water Board. Register at or scan the QR Code in the picture.

Federal City Pool Scheduled to Open on Labor Day

The City of New Orleans announced that the New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission will open a select number of pools on Monday, Sept. 4. This is the first year NORD will open any of its facilities during the Labor Day holiday.

Due to the holiday falling on a Monday and the current modified summer pool schedules, there is an increased need to provide residents with additional opportunities to cool off and enjoy aquatics recreation over the holiday.

NORD will open four city pools on Monday, Sept. 4, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., weather permitting. The pools that will be open and fully staffed include:
– Federal City outdoor pool: 2200 Constitution St. (Westbank)
– Gert Town indoor pool: 3411 Broadway St.
– Sanchez indoor pool: 1616 Fats Domino Ave.
– Joe W. Brown indoor pool: 5601 Read Blvd.

The four open pools will offer open swim and family swim only. Other aquatics and recreation facilities will remain closed. As a reminder, City Hall and all other City offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 4 as well. Regular operating hours at all City and NORD facilities will resume Tuesday, Sept. 5.

In addition, the Cut-off Recreation Center, 6600 Belgrade St., will be open as a cooling center on Labor Day from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

For more information on NORD’s aquatics programs and updated schedules, please visit


SPOTS FILLING QUICKLY: Fall 2023 Civic Leadership Academy

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Neighborhood Engagement Office
Dear Residents of New Orleans, 

The deadline for applying to the Fall 2023 class of the Civic Leadership Academy is fast approaching. Spots are filling up quickly, apply today! 

Applications will be received until 5 pm, Friday, August 4, 2023 OR UNTIL CAPACITY IS REACHED at which time applicants will be placed on a waiting list.   

The Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office is preparing to launch its next cohort of the Civic Leadership Academy, an engaging 8 week program that provides residents with an in-depth look at City government. The program gives participants an insider view of how the City of New Orleans operates. With this knowledge, participants are better equipped to lead collective action towards the advancement of neighborhoods and residents’ quality of life. 

Who can participate in Civic Leadership Academy?
An eligible participant must be a resident of the City of New Orleans and at least 18 years old. (Each applicant MUST provide proof of residency.)

If eligible, you can Apply Here 

Event Details
What: Civic Leadership Academy
When: Thursday, August 24, 2023 at 6pm through Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 6 pm
Where: Enterprise Community Conference Room, 8th floor of City Hall (8E10) 

Civic Leadership Academy Background
CLA was created to foster civic engagement by developing citizens’ understanding of City government and how local offices and services are employed to serve communities. With this knowledge, participants will be better equipped to lead collective action towards the advancement of neighborhoods and citizens’ quality of life. 

There is no fee to participate; however, there is a substantial time commitment. CLA will meet weekly on Thursday evenings from 6pm-8pm from August 24th to October 12th at City Hall in the Enterprise Community Conference Room (8th Floor/8E10).  Participants will learn about various aspects of local government including the structure of government, finances, public works, operations, public safety, planning, economic development, et al. Each of the Academy’s interactive sessions will be led by representatives from City departments or guest lecturers. Refreshments will be served during each session; and a closing ceremony will be held at the end of the 8 weeks on October 12, 2023.

The Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office is the City’s permanent mechanism for public participation in government decision-making. We create opportunities for dialogue, information sharing, partnership, and action between City government and neighborhood residents and leaders.