CBNO Releases Neighborhood Manual

This week, Committee for a Better New Orleans has released a guide for neighborhood associations. Our Neighborhood Manual is designed for new neighborhoods, but it is also useful for existing neighborhoods who might be updating their bylaws, creating new committees, or mapping neighborhood assets. It also includes a section on the benefits of, and recommended standards for, participation in the Citizen Participation Program as it is currently proposed.  Several appendices offer specific tools and resources for neighborhoods to use. Please feel free to circulate the Neighborhood Manual, which can be downloaded and printed from this link:

CBNO Neighborhood Manual



CBNO Need Your Help Raising Money

I hope everyone survived the Super Bowl and is ready to get back into Mardi Gras!


Committee for a Better New Orleans (CBNO) has been accepted into Gulf Coast Bank’s Community Rewards fundraising contest.  I somewhat regret to report that it is one of those contests where people vote for their preferred nonprofit.  Voting begins today and will end at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 4th. Balloting is limited to one vote per day per person (though you can do this from both your home and work computers each day). Only the top ten nonprofits will be awarded funds.  Perhaps you can put a little post-it note on your computer(s) as a reminder!

Voting takes place on  While I have to admit that I find these to be a pain in the neck, CBNO has a pretty good chance of getting some funding if we stay on top of this.


Also, please circulate this info to all of your contacts.  If we all pitch in, we can do this!!


Keith G.C. Twitchell, President
Committee for a Better New Orleans