Friends of Lafitte Greenway #PutHousingFirst on November 3, 2018 for Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance's Put Housing First Rally & March. We walked the streets of the Treme/Tulane/Downtown area to spread awareness and increase community involvement regarding the lack of affordable housing in New Orleans. Gathered on the Greenway, Friends read and officially released a statement on housing affordability prepared in collaboration with our Housing Affordability Subcommittee.
Help ensure that the Greenway is a safe, vibrant, and active community asset.
Call for board members: 2019-2022 Term | Printable Version
To apply for a board member position: Please submit a letter-of-interest and resume or equivalent to Friends of Lafitte Greenway’s Nominating Committee at email@example.com by Thursday, December 20th, 2018.
About Friends of Lafitte Greenway:
Friends of Lafitte Greenway was formed in early 2006 by New Orleans community members who saw an opportunity to rethink the city's landscape to enhance livability, environmental sustainability, open space equity, and health. The organization built a network of diverse constituents who shared its vision of preserving the continuous open space in the former Lafitte rail corridor, and developing a Greenway that encourages active living, facilitates economic development, and links adjacent neighborhoods, cultural features, historic sites, retail areas, and public spaces.
The Lafitte Greenway opened in November 2015 as a 2.6 mile pedestrian and bike path and linear park, connecting neighborhoods from Armstrong Park to City Park. The backbone of New Orleans bike network, the Greenway is now used by 300,000 people annually.
Friends of Lafitte Greenway (Friends) is the City of New Orleans’ official partner, working together to program, develop, and steward the Greenway. Friends is a community-driven organization, guided by a Board of Directors, members, volunteers, and staff.
Mission: To build, program, and promote the Lafitte Greenway as a great public space.
Vision: A healthy and vibrant public space that connects people to nature, their destinations, and each other.
During your 3-year tenure the organization has big plans to implement our newly adopted Strategic Plan including:
- Strengthen community engagement and communications.
- Increase individual giving and corporate support.
- Grow our partnership with the City of New Orleans.
- Implement policies, programs, and projects to ensure that:
- The Greenway is a community-oriented and highly used public space.
- The Greenway serves as a transportation connector, safely linking neighborhoods and destinations.
- Nature on the Greenway is beautiful and functional.