Neighborhood-wide meetings: second monday of every month at Warren Easton Charter School: 3019 Canal Street at 6:30PM.

Mid-City Porch Crawl – Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017
6:00 PM
(3835 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119)


Join the wait list by emailing

The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization (MCNO) is proud to host the ninth annual Mid-City Porch Crawl, a delightfully eccentric, distinctly adult, Halloween-oriented celebration. This year’s event will be held at Treo (where the kick-off party will begin). What is more New Orleans than gathering on the front porch, the true foundation of any home in the city?

This signature event provides plenty of time for socializing, sipping and supping and gives you an opportunity to meet your neighbors and have a lot of fun while you show support for the community and its recognized booster organization. During the event, revelers will stroll the neighborhood, visiting beautiful and unique Mid-City porches. At each porch, they will socialize, sip cocktails, beer, and wine from local watering holes and sample culinary delights from classic Mid-City eateries. With a different drink and tasty treat on every porch, the evening will truly showcase the best of Mid-City.

Revelers are advised to purchase their tickets early as space will be limited. Advance tickets are $40 each for members, $50 each for non-members, and $25 each for designated drivers (designated driver tickets do not include alcohol). All tickets purchased on the day of the event will be an additional $10 each.

The MCNO Porch Crawl is our organization’s annual fundraiser and the primary source of funding for MCNO’s general operating costs and activities. MCNO also directs a substantial portion of Porch Crawl profits directly toward Mid-City community projects and non-profit organizations.

In previous years, projects that the Porch Crawl and its sponsors have funded include youth volleyball programs, Comisky Park improvements, planting of an Oak Tree on Bayou St. John, the Warren Easton High School Band, Mid-City New Orleans Library projects and more. This year, we have also used Porch Crawl funds to have the electrical boxes in Mid-City painted with beautiful murals proven to deter graffiti artists. The Porch Crawl also lets us apply for grants that we award to others. In the past few years, we directed an $85,000 grant towards the completion of the Lafitte Greenway, and applied for capacity building initiatives to help other non-profits. Your sponsorship funds these efforts.

Nominations for Mid-City Security District Commissioner Position Open Through Apr. 12

Dear Mid-Citizens,

Would you like to help make Mid-City safer?

Are you interested in working with law enforcement, the business community, and other dedicated residents to reduce crime?

Do you have the dedication to ensure that the Mid-City Security District (“MCSD”) remains an active, legally compliant, and efficient agency that is responsive to the safety needs of our neighborhood?

If so, consider applying to become a MCSD Commissioner.

The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization (“MCNO”) is responsible for appointing one interim MCSD Commissioner in early 2017. This unpaid volunteer will complete the remainder of a three year term through September 16, 2018 and work with four other MCSD Commissioners to supplement available City law enforcement resources by providing additional security patrols, assets and visibility to protect and serve the residents and businesses of Mid-City. MCSD Commissioners currently meet on a monthly basis, and perform additional work outside these meetings on an ad hoc basis.

To learn more about the MCSD, visit

To apply to become a Commissioner, simply e-mail your resume and a cover letter to by April 12, 2017. Law enforcement, security industry, legal or accounting experience is a plus (but is not necessarily required), so be sure to include it – along with the reason you are interested in the position – in your cover letter.

You must be a registered voter and resident of the MCSD to be selected, and you can join the MCNO now by visiting Unlike previous appointments, you need not be a City Park Triangle or Parkview resident to be selected – any Mid-Citizen living and registered to vote within the Security District boundaries is eligible. The MCNO Board of Directors will contact selected applicants to schedule interviews in mid-April, after which the MCNO Board of Directors will make the final appointment.

The MCNO values diversity and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all Mid-City residents and MCNO members without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.


Support Your Neighborhood through AmazonSmile

Looking for a way to give back directly to your neighborhood? It’s super easy with AmazonSmile.  Click here to set your AmazonSmile account to support MNCO. You will gain access to tens of millions of products that are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

MCNO is looking to expand their fundraising opportunities in order to fulfill its mission of improving the quality of life for Mid-Citizens. Supporting MCNO through AmazonSmile is easy to do and will help improve Mid-City as a great place to live, work and play!


MCNO Reimbursing Residents for Crime Cameras

The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization is reimbursing Mid-City Residents for the purchase of crime cameras focused on public rights-of-way. MCNO still has funds available for this program, and the cameras residents have previously purchased through the program have already caught several crimes on tape! If you are interested in purchasing a crime camera contact us at to learn more details and the program requirements.

Also check out Fox 8′s news story on MCNO’s crime camera program.

Looking for Code Enforcement or Curious About a Blighted Property? Our Resource Page can Help!

Both MCNO and the City encourage Mid-City residents to participate in the blight enforcement and remediation process. The City’s program works slowly, but if neighbors don’t speak out against it, we’ll never get anywhere.

To help you report and track blighted properties that are still marring your neighborhood, we have collected an assortment of resources and links. To visit our resource page, which includes a calendar of properties going through Code Enforcement, CLICK HERE

MCNO Anti-Crime Camera Program

MCNO has received a grant from the Mid-City Security District in the amount of $9,500 for an anti-crime camera program. The intent of the program is to increase the inventory of residential anti-crime cameras throughout the Mid-City Neighborhood boundaries.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  1. Applicants must be residents of the Mid-City Neighborhood who will install a crime camera on their primary home on or after January 1, 2015.
  2. Cameras must be registered with NOPD’s SafeCams program;
  3. Cameras must be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year;
  4. Cameras must have infrared night vision and be able to capture images after dark;
  5. Recording feature must have storage capability for a minimum 7 day history;
  6. Owners must sign and comply with MCSD Participation Agreement available on the MCNO website.

If you are interested in participating in the program, please send an email with your name, address, telephone and email to


I Love Mid-City, Sign Me Up!

Thank you for your support! MCNO is reorganizing to make it easier to get involved, and we want your help!

Fill out the form below if you have an interest in getting involved.

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MCNO Seeks Paid Part-Time Policy and Advocacy Intern – Apply by 12/31

New Orleans’ Mid-City Neighborhood Organization is hiring a part-time independent contractor to provide administrative assistance for about 20 hours per month. This is a great opportunity for those interested in city planning, social media, Internet content creation, and neighborhood building to get hands-on experience working with one of the hottest neighborhoods in New Orleans.

Specifically, this position would concentrate on increasing voter turnout in Mid-City and develop measurable goals over the course of employment.  Qualified candidates will be highly motivated, organized, detail-oriented, personable, computer proficient, willing to pitch in where needed, and able to work individually and as a member of a team. Projects may include legislative advocacy, community organizing, candidate forums, communications, voter registration, voter engagement, and fundraising. This position will also lend support in general organizational needs.

Duties will include:

  • utilizing online and in-person resources to gather information about registered voters in the neighborhood;

  • Assistance with administrative, organizing, communications, fundraising, and other special tasks

  • performing member outreach including writing Facebook posts, creating website content, drafting monthly newsletters, and general E-mail  correspondence;

  • staffing and assisting at fundraisers, mixers and both general and board meetings;

  • Experience with political campaigns, legislative advocacy, nonprofits, communications, or voter registration is a plus

Ideal candidates will have great organizational, research and communication skills and be adept using Mail Chimp, and Word Press. Some knowledge of zoning issues is necessary. Hourly pay will depend on experience and qualifications. Candidates should take into account that the board members for the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization is comprised of busy professional volunteers who donate their time and resources to the neighborhood.

This position will be supporting grassroots projects pertaining to pre-registration, early voting, voter registration drives, etc.

To apply please submit a brief cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least one reference to the board at

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, deadline for application is December 31, 2016.

The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization is an Equal Employment Opportunity organization and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates.


MCNO Accepting Nominations for Board Elections

The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization is looking for “a few good folks.” Our board elections will be held on December 12, 2016 at 6:30 at MCNO’s regularly scheduled general meeting, in the cafeteria at Warren Easton High school. We are seeking candidates for board positions plus we are setting up committees for those who want to be involved but don’t have enough time for a board commitment.

Getting involved gives you the opportunity to guide the future of a wonderful neighborhood, its land use and preservation, its community activities and commercial developments, and so much more. Besides, we are a GREAT bunch of folks!

Being a board member of MCNO isn’t a passive activity, but it isn’t taxing either. Unless you become a Board Officer, it shouldn’t involve more than 8-10 hours a month, and sometimes less. **Committee members would spend only a few hours a month.**

Such a small price to pay for such a rewarding activity!!! If you are interested, please e-mail us at to learn more. To qualify to run for a position, send your name, contact information, and a paragraph or so explaining why you want to serve that we can print and distribute to MCNO members at and ahead of the December meeting to the same address. You must send this information to us by December 4, 2016 in order for your information to be included on printed ballots – late qualifiers will be invited to run as write-in candidates. MCNO also reserves the right to edit these submissions for length.

**To serve on the board, you must also be a resident of Mid-City or have voting rights in it and be a member in good standing of MCNO. Committee members just have to love Mid-City and be committed to its future success.**

MCNO values diversity and an inclusive culture. We encourage nominations from all Mid-City residents and MCNO members without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.

MCNO Board of Directors Election Results

Mid-City Neighborhood Organization (MCNO) membership re-elected six members of its Board of Directors to additional two-year terms at its December 14, 2015 meeting, including Graham Bosworth, Brad Cousins, Mary Kelly-Swafford, Emily Leitzinger, Roux Merlo, and Debra Voelker. The remaining five Board positions will be up for election in December of 2016.

The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all residents of Mid-City New Orleans. MCNO is made up of its Members and a governing volunteer Board of Directors. Directors serve two-year terms and are expected to attend monthly board and general membership meetings, as well as other community and committee meetings on an ad hoc basis.

Public Hearing Draft Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance Released

The City Planning Commission has released the July 2014 Public Hearing Draft of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance and Maps. These documents are posted on the CPC’s website and should be delivered to the New Orleans Public Libraries by Monday, July 28. The City Planning Commission has tentatively scheduled public hearings for Tuesday, August 26th and Tuesday, September 9th, with a possible third hearing date to be determined.  In addition to speaking at the public hearing, you may submit written comments.

Visit the City Planning Commission’s web page to review the draft.

MCNO will accept written comments at its August meeting, or you may send written comments to:


Executive Director Robert D. Rivers
City Planning Commission
1300 Perdido Street Suite 7W03
New Orleans, LA 70112