We’ve been honoring our Urban Heroes since 2011.
Chuck Morse, Dana Eness, Carol Bebelle, Paul Soniat, Leonetta Terrell, Leah Chase
Each year the Urban Conservancy honors individuals who represent our Core Values and who have been instrumental in shaping our vision for a vibrant and resilient New Orleans.
Our Urban Heroes Celebration highlights our progress as an organization and as a community to promote equitable access to our city’s and our region’s rich economic, environmental, and cultural assets.
What makes an Urban Hero?
Hero (n)- a person who, in the opinion of others, has special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities and is regarded as a role model or ideal
The Urban Conservancy is just one organization. We recognize that our work is only possible in collaboration with others. We need partnership with and inspiration from community members. People who, by doing what they do, move our mission forward; people who are great connectors between major city projects and efforts at the neighborhood level, and who are tangibly pushing toward our common goal of a New Orleans that is here for good. These are our Urban Heroes. Every year, the Urban Conservancy honors three New Orleanians that go above and beyond the average and do exceptional things for our city.
Look for our Heroes’ bike racks around town!
You can find them in front of the Urban League, Circle Food Store, the Lafitte Greenway, Dooky Chase’s Restaurant, St. Peter Claver church, Del Fuego, Bywater Art Lofts, Finn McCools, Ms. Mae’s, City Hall, Nola Locavores/Saturn Printing, NORA, McDonough 35, Massey’s, Broadmoor Improvement Association, and Thrive New Orleans.
Have someone you’d like to nominate? Check out the Take Action! Tab.
Interested in sponsoring our Urban Heroes celebration? Learn more.
Find a list of our past Urban Heroes on the Resources Tab.