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 on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except August). Meetings begin at 4pm in the City Park Administration Board Room located at 1 Palm Drive (unless otherwise noted). Please call 482-4888 to verify specific meeting dates and locations. 

The board is comprised of 35 members – 12 are appointed and 23 are elected via the nominating committee of the board 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

In addition, there are two ex-officio members:
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:
Cara Lambright
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 Denise Joubert at (504) 483-9363 describing the assistance needed.

Board of Directors:
Emily Arata
Jay Banks
Jay Batt
Richard Cahn
J. Storey Charbonnet
Karen Coaxum
Larry Dale
Karen DeBlieux
Filippo Feoli
Bryan Fitzpatrick
Carro Gardner
Joe Giarrusso
Dessa Giffin
Noah Hardie
Michael Hollis
Lawrence Katz
Myrialis King
William LeCorgne
Walt Leger, Jr.
Robert Lupo
Adam McNeil
Jean-Paul “JP” Morrell
Stephen Pate
Mayra Pineda
Cleland Powell
Richard Rodriquez
Lori Savoie
Liz Sloss
Cleveland Spears, III
Paul Sterbcow
Chenier Taylor
David Waller
Guy Williams



The Budweiser Clydesdales spend Carnival each year at the Police Stables at City Park. If you see them walking down Marconi, you can pull over and take a photo but please do not approach the horses.