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 4pm 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.

Click this link for the agenda of the next board meeting (when it is posted)

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.

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Ryan Adkerson
Emily Arata
Shon Cowan Baker
Jay Banks
Jay Batt
Richard Cahn
Larry Dale
Karen DeBlieux
Bryan Fitzpatrick
Carro Gardner
Joe Giarrusso
Susan Hess
Michael Hollis
Lawrence Katz
Myrialis King
William LeCorgne
Walter Leger
Rebecca Schultz Lester
Robert Edward Smith Lupo
Paul Masinter
Adam McNeil
Jean Paul “JP” Morrell
Julie Nosser
Stephen Pate
Richard Rodriguez
Mayra Pineda
Lori Savoie
George "Ray" Seamon, Jr.
Cleveland Spears III
Chenier Taylor
Leigh Morgan Thorpe
Guy Williams
Rob Worley
David Waller


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Spanish Moss and Resurrection Fern grow on many of the oak trees in City Park.