First Meeting a Success!

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.