The CPP Experience – March 17 to 19

In order to provide the people of New Orleans with an opportunity to dialogue with residents of other cities with CPPs, Neighborhoods Partnership Network (NPN) and the Committee for a Better New Orleans (CBNO) are bringing neighborhood, business and government leaders from Birmingham and Atlanta to New Orleans for a series of public events.  The guests include the following individuals:

  • Hattie Dorsey, longtime neighborhood leader within the Atlanta CPP
  • Bernard Kincaid, former mayor of Birmingham and CPP neighborhood leader
  • Valerie Abbott, current member of the Birmingham City Council
  • Charlie Faulkner, former CEO of Princeton Baptist Hospital in Birmingham
  • Don Lupo, Director of the Birmingham Mayor’s Office of Citizen Assistance
  • Alison Glascock, President of the Highland Park Neighborhood Association (Birmingham)
  • Doris Powell, President of the Fountain Heights Neighborhood Association (Birmingham)

To allow for as much interaction with these guests as possible, NPN and CBNO have scheduled the following public events all over town:

Thursday, March 17

–          8:30 – 10:00 AM:  Community breakfast at City Church of New Orleans, 13123 I-10 Service Road; co-presented with Eastern New Orleans Neighborhood Association Council (ENONAC)

–          10:00 AM:  New Orleans City Council meeting; presentations by Mayor Kincaid, Council Member Abbott and Director of Citizen Assistance Don Lupo

–          6:30 PM: Meeting with Algiers Council of Neighborhood Presidents and Algiers Economic Development Foundation, Woldenberg Village, 3701 Behrman Place

Friday, March 18

–          8:30 – 10:00 AM:  Breakfast briefing for business community with Charlie Faulkner, Pan-American Life Center, Orleans Room, 601 Poydras Street; co-presented with Downtown Development District; RSVP:Catrina Nealy, (504) 561-8927,

–          5:30 – 8:30 PM:  Community reception at Ju-Ju Bag, 5363 Franklin Avenue; sponsored by Beacon of Hope and co-presented with Gentilly Civic Improvement Association (GCIA)

Saturday, March 19

–          9:00 – 11:30 AM:  Citizen Participation Town Hall Meeting, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 O.C. Haley Boulevard; featuring roundtable discussions with all visitors and opportunities for questions and conversation

Any additional information on these events will be provided as they are scheduled. For more information, please contact Nick Kindel at (504) 267-4665 or


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