Forward New Orleans


Moving New Orleans Forward

Who We Are

Forward New Orleans is a diverse coalition of civic, community and neighborhood organizations united in their vision of excellence in city government.  Coalition members differ in their respective missions and areas of focus, but find common ground in their belief that citizens deserve a highly effective local government that translates into a better quality of life for all New Orleanians.  




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To keep our city moving forward, elected officials must approach the issues that affect New Orleanians with a commitment to the fundamental tenets of effective government: accountability, transparency and efficiency.  From criminal justice to infrastructure, economic development to blight, city leaders must be thoughtful, innovative, and well-informed to develop solutions to problems affecting our quality of life.


Public Safety

Increased public safety is crucial to the continued growth and success of our vibrant city.  City leadership must work together to strategically reduce violent crime through a dual approach to prevention and enforcement.

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The future of New Orleans depends on the health of its infrastructure.  Elected officials must dedicate and administer the resources necessary to operate, maintain, and improve our roads, drainage, sewerage, and water systems.

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Economic Opportunity

To become a global leader, New Orleans must create conditions that attract and retain thriving businesses in a variety of sectors – and ensure access across all demographics to the opportunities that economic growth creates.

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City Services

To provide an improved quality of life for all New Orleanians, our City leaders must foster citywide connectivity through transportation, housing, and community engagement.

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City Finance

To guarantee the financial health of our city and the continuation of critical city services, elected officials must act as responsible fiduciaries of taxpayer funds.

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Civil Service

Excellence in government begins with a motivated, well-equipped public work force. Meaningful implementation of civil service reforms is critical to enable functional, effective City agencies that are optimally staffed to provide basic services.

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