June Updates from the Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office

Hurricane season is here and so is COVID-19. Should the City of New Orleans call for a mandatory evacuation this season, you must evacuate. The immediate threat to life from a major hurricane is more severe than virus exposure, so make sure you have an evacuation plan in place. Include additional items in your emergency supplies, such as hand sanitizer, masks, and disinfectant.

Stay connected with NOLA Ready emergency alerts. Text your zip code to 888777. More hurricane prep tips at ready.nola.gov/hurricane.


The Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office Facilitates Virtual Neighborhood Leaders’ Roundtable on Hurricane Preparedness 

Tuesday, May 26th, the Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office hosted a virtual Neighborhood Leaders’ Roundtable on Hurricane Preparedness. Speakers included  Collin Arnold, Director of New Orleans Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, and Art Walton, Director of Intergovernmental Relations. Over 200 residents joined the teleconference to be informed on hurricane preparation and also ask live questions about preparing for natural disasters. The importance of the Census was also highlighted to ensure residents are “in that number.”

Stay connected with NOLAReady emergency alerts at ready.nola.gov/alerts.


Junior Civic Leadership Academy Kicks Off 2020 Classes Virtually

The Junior Civic Leadership Academy (JCLA) kicked off this past Saturday, June 6th, via Zoom with close to 50 participants in the 2020 cohort. This initiative from Mayor LaToya Cantrell is an engaging 8-week program that will provide youth with an in-depth look at City government. The program includes virtual demonstrations and presentations that give participants an insider’s view of how the City of New Orleans operates. The attendees will meet on Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM from June 6th through August 1st (excluding July 4th).


Mayor Cantrell Hosts Summer Recreation Teleconference

Friday, May 22nd, Mayor LaToya Cantrell, along with department leadership, hosted a teleconference for neighborhood association and community leaders to offer updates about recreation this summer. Speakers included CEO of NORD, Larry Barabino, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Youth and Families, Emily Wolff, and Director of Workforce Development, Sunae Villavaso. Over 200 neighborhood association and community leaders listened in for more information on a variety of topics such as recreation (including pools, gyms, indoor and outdoor spaces), NORD summer camps, New Orleans Public Libraries, and summer youth employment opportunities.

For more information on summer programs, visit nordc.org.


Mayor Cantrell Announces Youth Summer Programming in Response to COVID-19

Mayor LaToya Cantrell joined other City officials to announce the summer programming options for area youth as the City continues its safe, phased reopening in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Click here for more information.


City of New Orleans Announces Mass Feeding Program

While buildings remain closed to the public to curb the spread of COVID-19, the New Orleans Public Library is offering a contactless materials pick-up and drop-off service. In order to keep staff and public safe, important changes have been made to this process, and all Library users are asked to place a hold on their desired items prior to picking them up, which can be done online or by calling any Library location. Click here for details and FAQs.

Join the Library’s First -Ever Virtual Summer Fun

The Library’s much-loved Summer Fun program will look a little different this year due to COVID-19 — but even though Library buildings are closed, we still have a ton of fun in store for all ages. Participants are invited to join the Library’s first-ever Virtual Summer Fun by signing up at summerfun.nolalibrary.org.

With lots of virtual activities spanning from yoga to escape rooms, storytimes to bike repair workshops, and so much more, the Library hopes to bring the fun of summer into your homes.


NOFD Receives 1,000 Masks from Shell & maskdat.com


Held A Community Clean Up Day Recently? We Want To Hear About It!

Visit cleanup.nola.gov or click this link to tell us about your clean up day. You can also visit the website for more information on how to organize a clean up!


Neighborhood Association Info Update

Neighborhood associations can update their information on the Neighborhood Engagement Office website by clicking this link. If you have any questions or need assistance, please email neighborhoods@nola.gov.


Be In That Number! Complete Your Census And Remind A Friend To Do The Same!

The census is an important tool used by the government to determine political representation, inform business development and investment, and allocate government funds to communities, particularly the ones in need. Make sure they count YOU! It only takes about 10 minutes! Visit 2020census.gov to get started.


Need Assistance Setting Up A Community Conference Call? NEO Is Here to Help!

If any neighborhood association needs assistance setting up a conference call, please email us at neighborhoods@nola.gov. We will be glad to walk you through the setup process! 

JANUARY 25 GARAGE SALE: Climana Neighborhood Association Fundraiser

The Climana Neighborhood Association is hosting a Garage Sale Fundraiser. All proceeds will benefit the neighborhood and association.

The Climana Neighborhood Association is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Climana Residents through direct actions, partnerships, and community events.

Come early!

When: Saturday, January 25 from 8-11 am

Where: 2626 Milan St

Items for sale include:
– Jewelry + Accessories
– Electronics
– Kitchenware
– Furniture
– Appliances
– Tools
– Home Decor
– Books
– Shoes
– Toys

December 11 Meeting

Please join the Climana Neighborhood Association for an important meeting. District B Council member Jay H. Banks is scheduled to join us to discuss several issues with our members and neighbors. Your presence is encouraged. Invite your neighbors!

When: Wednesday, December 11 / 6-7pm
Where: Ochsner Hospital – enter on Clara Street

36th Annual Night Out Against Crime – Climana Neighborhood

The Climana Neighborhood Association will be participating in this year’s Night Out Against Crime. Come meet your neighbors.

When: Tuesday, October 15 from 6-8pm
Where: 4200 Block of Magnolia

Refreshments will be provided.

The National Night Out Against Crime in New Orleans is a community-wide event to raise crime prevention awareness, reduce crime and increase the support of local, state and federal law enforcement. It began over 30 years ago with NOPD officer Kelly Marrione.