"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 and locations.
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.
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
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
Shon Cowan Baker
Rebecca Schultz Lester
Robert Edward Smith Lupo
Jean Paul “JP” Morrell
George "Ray" Seamon, Jr.
Cleveland Spears III
Leigh Morgan Thorpe