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

Susan Hess, President
Steven L. Pettus, President-Elect
Ronnie Slone, Vice-President
Edmund Schrenk, Vice-President
Errol Laborde, Vice-President
Cleland Powell, Treasurer
Elizabeth Sloss, Secretary
Jay Batt
Steven Bingler
Edgar Chase
Laura Claverie
Tim Coulon
Susan Guidry
Michael Hollis
Lawrence Katz
Timothy W. Lafranca
William LeCorgne
Paul Masinter
Marjorie McKeithen
Adam McNeil
Stephanie R. Navarre
Jackie Palumbo
Stephen Pate
David Payton
Cleveland Spears
Mayra Pineda
George 'Ray' Seamon
Ronnie Slone
Kathleen Smith
Cleveland Spears
Robert A. Thomas
Leigh M. Thorpe
Will Tregre
David Waller
Jason Williams
Andrew Wisdom


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Have you ever noticed the grass bumps running in the median on Lelong Avenue? A greeting for all visitors, this landscaped modern art spells out ìwelcomeî in Braille.