Council Member Cantrell Addressing the FANA General Membership Meeting
Faubourg Avart held its Spring General Meeting at St Katherine Drexel Prep on April 29, 2015. Council Member LaToya Cantrell was the featured speaker, and caught the attendees up on recent events.
Also present was a representative from the Mayor’s office, Greg Lawson. He is the District B Liaison for the City.
The next General Meeting of FANA will take place on Wednesday April 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria at St. Katharine Drexel Prep (formerly Xavier Prep).
Over fifty residents attended the first general meeting of the Faubourg Avart Neighborhood Association, which took place Wednesday February 27. Highlights of the meeting include:
- Introduction of the Board of Directors – Aimee Bonomolo, Tom Trouve, Diane Sinclair and Mark Tullis.
- A brief history of the formation of FANA, including reasons why the particular boundaries were chosen and the origin of the Avart name.
- Copies of the Articles of Incorporation and proposed By-Laws were distributed to those in attendance.
- Bryon Cornelison from Councilmember Latoya Cantrell’s office addressed the group to answer questions regarding city services.
- Bryan Lagarde of Project NOLA made a presentation of his organization’s surveillance camera program.
- Kendric Perkins of the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission discussed upcoming events at Wisner Park.
- Special thanks to St. James Cheese Company and The Wine Seller for providing food and drinks.
- Also a big thanks to Diane Sinclair to allowing her home to be the venue for the first meeting.
The next meeting will be in May.
R. Stephanie Bruno’s Streetwalker column on January 25th featured the 5200 block of Laurel Street, which is located within Faubourg Avart.
FANA will hold its first General Meeting on Wednesday February 27 at 7:00 PM at 1305 Soniat Street. An Agenda will be published here within a week of the meeting.
FANA is the Faubourg Avart Neighborhood Association. It was organized in 2011 when neighbors living near Magazine Street, between Upperline and Valmont streets realized that they did not have an active neighborhood association.
The name of the association comes from the family plantation that was subdivided in 1841 forming Faubourg Avart. The boundaries of the association are Upperline, Tchoupitoulas, Valmont and Prytania streets.
If you are interested in joining FANA please contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.