The Civic Innovation Summit provides a great opportunity to continue conversations around the future of New Orleans in the lead up to the city’s Tricentennial in 2018. This event will call specifically on the private sector to add perspective & partner with the public sector to address three of the most significant risks to the future of New Orleans:

  • Resilience – our future depends upon our ability to address the environmental challenges New Orleans faces by restoring our coast and living with water

  • Equity – our future depends on our ability to ensure that all New Orleanians are able to fully participate in the city’s growth

  • Violence Reduction – our future depends upon our ability to create freedom & security for all New Orleanians

The event will feature opening remarks from Mayor Landrieu followed by three short panels that include local leaders in the public, private, and philanthropic sectors on each of the risk areas. After the panels, attendees will participate in a facilitated discussion that asks audience members to identify opportunities to contribute to solutions.


Rachel Diller Bridges Fund Management
Partner and Head of US Real Estate
Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Hebert City of New Orleans
Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer
Julie Kumari Drapkin iSeeChange at KVNF
Lead Producer
Alexandra Miller Asakura Robinson
Judy Reese Morse City of New Orleans
Deputy Mayor of Citywide Initiatives
Assistant Vice President of Community Affairs and Network Navigation
Jade Brown Russell JD Russell Consulting, LLC
Christy Wallace Slater W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Program Officer
Michael Williamson United Way Southeast Louisiana
Commander Frank Young New Orleans Police Department
Commander of the Fifth District