Board of Directors

Our current executive leadership and commissioners.

"One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade."

The City Park Board of Commissioners generally meets the fourth Tuesday of each month except August. Meetings begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Administration Board Room located at 1 Palm Drive in City Park unless otherwise noted. Please call (504) 482-4888 to verify specific meeting dates.

What is the composition of the Park’s Board of Commissioners?

The board is comprised of 35 members:  12 are appointed and 23 are elected via the nominating committee of the board.  In addition, there are two ex-officio members.

Appointed by:
President of the Senate
Speaker of the House
New Orleans City Council (2)
Friends of City Park (3)
President of the Board of City Park
Jefferson Parish
Chamber of Commerce

Past President of the Board of City Park
Botanical Garden Foundation President

Self-nominations are accepted.  If you wish to nominate someone or yourself to serve on the board, send a letter of interest and your Curriculum Vitae to:

Robert W. Becker
New Orleans City Park
1 Palm Drive
New Orleans, LA   70124


In accordance with the American With Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, please contact George Parker at (504) 483-9359 describing the assistance needed.

Board Of Directors

Jay Batt
Steven Bingler
Richard Cahn
Edgar Chase
Laura Claverie
Tim Coulon
Susan Guidry
Susan Hess
Michael Hollis
Lawrence Katz
William LeCorgne
Robert Edward Smith Lupo
Paul Masinter
Marjorie McKeithen
Adam McNeil
Stephanie R. Navarre
Sarah Babovich Offner
Stephen Pate
David B. Payton
Steven Pettus
Mayra Pineda
Cleland Powell, III
Lori Savoie
G. Edmund Schrenk
George "Ray" Seamon, Jr.
Ronnie Slone
Elizabeth Huger Sloss
Kathleen Smith
Cleveland Spears III
Robert A. Thomas
Leigh Morgan Thorpe
Will Tregre
David Waller
Jason Williams
Andrew Wisdom


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Getting to City Park from the French Quarter: We are located less than 10 minutes by cab or car. Or, take the scenic route: the Canal streetcar (be sure to hop on the one marked ìCity Parkî) delivers you to the entrance of City Park at Esplanade Ave.