Mayor of New Orleans

LaToya Cantrell was sworn in as Mayor of New Orleans on May 7, 2018. Prior to her election as District ‘B’ Councilmember in December 2012 and  re-election without opposition in February 2014, LaToya Cantrell was a nonprofit management executive for over 10 years, gaining valuable experience in education reform, strategic planning, neighborhood revitalization, financial management, economic development and grass roots organizing. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Cantrell led the citizens’ fight to save Broadmoor, which stands today as a national and global model in postdisaster recovery. Cantrell has committed her life to community service, serving as the President of the Broadmoor Improvement Association, Board Member of the Salvation Army of Greater New Orleans, Arts Council Committee of Greater New Orleans, Neighborhood Partnership Network, 4-H Foundation of Louisiana, Smart Growth Louisiana and the National Association of Bench and Bar Spouses. She also co-chaired the Neighborhood Development Task Force for Mayor Landrieu’s Transition New Orleans 2010. Cantrell is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana, earning a BA degree in Sociology and completed executive management training at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.