The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization is a civic group active in the Mid-City neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana. It was formed in April, 1990 by the merger of two civic associations: the Mid-City Improvement Association (founded 1974) and the City Park Mid-City Improvement Association (founded 1971). The two associations initially merged to fight threats to the neighborhood caused by the exodus of residents, zoning changes, and other issues that threatened resident’s quality of life.
When these two groups joined forces in 1990, their combined efforts lead to continued beautification and improvement in the Mid-City Neighborhood. During the 1990s and early 2000s, Mid-City began to experience an unprecedented renaissance, as young families, couples, and singles purchased and restored the beautiful, historic homes of the area.
The organization’s main goal, then and now, is to improve the quality of life for all residents of the Mid-City neighborhood. In pursuit of this goal, we have been an active voice in the rebuilding of the Mid-City neighborhood following the levee failures that flooded the area in August 2005.
We host monthly MCNO Mixers social events where members enjoy special benefits as well as monthly neighborhood meetings on topics of interest to residents. We also publish a quarterly email newsletter, Heart of the City, advocate at City Hall on issues of importance to residents, and seek funding for projects identified in the Mid-City Plan. The organization is governed by a Board elected by the membership. (See bylaws.)
Our area of emphasis is bounded by City Park Avenue, Pontchartrain Expressway, Broad Street, and Orleans Avenue. (See map.)
To volunteer or become a member of the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see the Join MCNO link on this Website.