Councilmember Guidry Recognizes "Citizens for 1
Greater New Orleans" at Thursday's Council Meeting
District "A" Councilmember Susan Guidry
New Orleans, La... For the past 7 years, Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans has been dedicated to the recovery, reform, and rebuilding of our city. In recognition of the hard work and determination of these New Orleans advocates, Councilmember Susan G. Guidry has invited the organization to appear before this Thursday's regular meeting of the New Orleans City Council to deliver an Order of Business presentation about their accomplishments. The City Council meeting convenes at 10 a.m. in the City Council Chambers in City Hall, 1300 Perdido Street. All City Council meetings are open to the public.
Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans has become a powerful voice for change, beginning with their first effort to consolidate and reform the levee boards in Southeast Louisiana. Other initiatives have included advocacy for the consolidation of New Orleans' seven- assessor system into one office through the passage of two statewide legislative and constitutional amendments in 2006. They have also focused on other issues such as public education reform, criminal justice reform, and governmental ethics.
Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian grassroots organization of volunteers which today has more than 20,000 supporters. The group is led by a 12-member Executive Committee that includes Founder and Chair Emeritus, Ruthie Frierson, Incoming Chair Laura Politz, and members Janet Bean, Barbara Bush, Bonnie Conway, Gwathmey Gomila, Stephanie Haynes, Betty Hope Kay Kerrigan, Shelley Kurtz, Betsy Nalty, Margo Phelps, Ann Rabin, Laura Sillars, and Mimi Smith.
More information about Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans can be found at their website: www.citizensfor1.com
Sherri Wilder, Director of Communications
Office of District "A" Councilmember Susan Guidry