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LaToya Cantrell

​Mayor of New Orleans

LaToya Cantrell is the mayor of New Orleans. The first woman to hold this office in the city’s 300-year history, she is currently serving her second term. As mayor, Cantrell has helped secure infrastructure improvement funds, pass a short-term rental visitors tax and implement an emergency rental assistance program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to this, she was a member of New Orleans City Council from 2012 to 2018, serving on the criminal justice committee. Previously, Cantrell was a board member, and then president, of the Broadmoor Improvement Association from 2006 to 2012. Advocating for the New Orleans neighborhood’s recovery from Hurricane Katrina in this role, she was also a founding member of Broadmoor School Board and Broadmoor Development Corporation.

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